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FIR against Sidhu over communal remarks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

District authorities in have lodged an FIR against for his remarks in which he allegedly warned the Muslim community that efforts were on to divide their votes in Bihar, said Tuesday.

"An FIR has been lodged against under a section Indian Penal Code and section 123 (3) of the Representation of the People Act," H told

Section 123 (3) bars promotion of, or attempt to promote, feelings of enmity or hatred between different classes of the citizens of on grounds of religion, race, caste, community, or language, by a candidate or his agent or any other person.

Addressing an election rally in Katihar, cricketer-turned-politician has stoked a controversy by urging Muslim voters of a constituency in with sizeable population of the minority community to vote en

The comments by former test at a rally in Katihar, where he was canvassing in support of veteran and former union

"Do not consider yourself as being in a minority. You constitute the majority here. You are about 64 per cent. Do not fall into the trap laid down by people like (of All Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen). They have been propped up by the BJP," Sidhu had said on Monday at a rally held at Barasol, in Balrampur assembly segment falling under the seat in

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 22:01 IST
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