Petition filed in Bihar courtroom over UP CM’s “Abba Jaan” barb

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A petition was filed earlier than a courtroom right here on Monday in opposition to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, taking exception to the controversial “Abba Jaan” comment he made in certainly one of his speeches.

The petition was filed earlier than the courtroom of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Muzaffarpur, by Tamanna Hashmi, a neighborhood social activist who alleged that the Muslim group, to which he belongs, was insulted by the remarks of the firebrand BJP chief.

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Yogi had reportedly mentioned on Sunday at an occasion in Kushinagar that it was solely after his ascent to energy in 2017 that the general public distribution system turned efficient in Uttar Pradesh the place ration meant for poor was eaten up by “those who say Abba Jaan (a term used by Muslims to address their fathers)”.

Hashmi, a serial litigant who has lodged petitions in opposition to many politicians previously, has prayed for trial of Yogi beneath IPC sections relating to harm prompted to spiritual sentiments.

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The petition is more likely to be taken up for listening to sooner or later.


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