Dalit scholar arrested for Facebook post on Durgas suspension

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Dalit scholar arrested for Facebook post on Durgas suspension

Dalit scholar arrested for Facebook post on Durgas suspension

admin   ¦    Aug 07, 2013 10:43:00 AM (IST)

Dalit scholar arrested for Facebook post on Durgas suspension-1Rampur (UP):Eminent Dalit scholar, Kamal Bharti, was arrested in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday on a complaint by UP minister Azam Khans aide for his alleged Facebook post on suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.

Bharti, author of various books dealing with problems faced by Dalits, in his post said that the Gautam Budh Nagar SDM was suspended for alleged demolition of wall of a mosque.

He went on to say that in Rampur a madarsa was recently demolished and its manager was placed behind the bars but no action was taken against the officials who were deputed to demolish the institution.

The madarsa was demolished because it was allegedly constructed on the land of a graveyard, sources said.

In his post, Bharti said it is the "will and wish" of the Urban Development minister Azam Khan which prevails and not the law of the land.

In the complaint, Azam Khans PRO Fasahat Ali Khan alleged that Bharti had made a derogatory remark against the UP minister.

On the complaint, a case was registered against Bharti at Civil Lines police station and he was arrested, police said.

Bharti was produced before the court of chief judicial magistrate VK Pandey, which granted him bail.