Police in Uttarakhand have filed a case against Hindutva terrorist Yati Narasimhanand, the organiser of the genocidal meet by Hindu leaders in Haridwar last month. Also named in the FIR are four more terrorists namely Sagar Sindhu, Annapurna, Dharam Das and Wasim Rizvi who is now called Jitendra Tyagi.
Speakers at the genocidal meet had called for the genocide of 20 lakh Muslims.
As many as 76 top Indian lawyers had written an extraordinary letter to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana asking his urgent intervention in the chilling call by Hindutva terrorists for ethnic cleansing of Muslims. Prominent among those lawyers are Prashant Bhushan, Dushyant Dave, Salman Khurshid, Vrinda Grover and former Patna High Court judge Anjana Prakash.
This was followed by another letter by a group of people including four former armed forces chiefs to President Ram Nath Kovind asking him to intervene in the matter.
The role of Uttarakhand Police had come under scrutiny for their refusal to act against known Hindu terrorists.
Uttarakhand’s Director-General of Police Ashok Kumar had sensationally defended his decision to not invoke the UAPA against Hindutva terrorists saying that their genocidal calls had not led to anyone’s deaths.
“We have invoked both Section (i) and (ii) of Section 153 A IPC in the FIR. We have to go by law, cannot invoke UAPA as the event did not lead to any violence or killing. The investigation will reveal further details,” Kumar had told The Hindu newspaper.