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Journalist arrested for hurting religious sentiments in Rajasthan

An FIR was registered against journalist Bhuvnesh Yadav & three others based on a complaint filed by one Abdul Khalil for promoting enmity through incorrect news published on Thursday

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

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A with a vernacular daily here has been arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a particular community and threatening to by publishing "incorrect" news about a religious flag atop a house in district.

The news article claimed that it was a which triggered resentment among the community members in the district, police said, adding it was a religious flag.


An FIR was registered against and three others based on a complaint filed by one Abdul Khalil for "promoting enmity through incorrect news published on Thursday", they said.

Yadav was arrested last night under sections 153-A (promoting enmity among different groups on ground of religion etc) and 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feeling of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief) of the IPC, they said.

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