A day after Adilabad BJP MP stoked a controversy by allegedly saying that any Muslim youth who indulges in stalking tribal girls would be “beheaded”, the police registered a case against him.
Based on a complaint by the minority wing of the Congress, the case was booked under Sections 294 b, 504 and 506 against Adilabad MP Soyam Bapu Rao for causing insult, using obscene language and threatening.
A controversy had erupted after the BJP MP said he will behead Muslim youths who are allegedly harassing Adivasi women in the tribal district in Telangana.
In a video which went viral, the Adilabad MP was heard saying, “I want to tell the Muslim youths one thing, that if you try to indulge in stalking our Adivasi girls you will be beheaded. I am requesting minority youth brothers in the united Adilabad district, don’t follow our girls. It would be difficult for you if we start following you.”
The action came after a group of minority community leaders then gave a “representation” to Adilabad police seeking action against the BJP MP over his alleged remark as it “hurt their sentiments.”
Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s M Krishank had attacked PM Narendra Modi after Soyam Bapu made the remark.
“Even though PM Modi says Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Visshwas, his own MP has made such a comment in a desperate bid to enter Telangana.”
This was, however, not the first time a BJP MP has targetted Muslims.
Earlier in July 2018, Ambedkar Nagar BJP MP Hari Om Pandey had triggered controversy for saying, Cases of heinous crime such as rape and murder are rapidly increasing due to the growing Muslim population in India.