A Muslim doctor, Atik Afzal Khan from Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh was arrested under section 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the IT act on Tuesday for posting a photo of a sadhu buying meat on his Facebook page. This comes days after the government in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh has been shutting illegal slaughterhouses.
Khan had shared a photo on Monday with the caption: “Rahim Ki dukan se Ram hari sabjiya kharidate hue, ek durlabh tasvir (Ram buys green vegetable from Rahim’s shop, a rare photograph)”, according to an Indian Express report.
“The accused had shared a photograph showing a Sadhu buying mutton from a meat shop. He had mentioned ‘Ram’ in his Facebook post. We received a complaint from Anil Hemraj Prajapati. Yesterday Atik was arrested and produced before the court. He has been sent to judicial custody till 11 April. He has been booked under section 505(2) IPC and other sections of IT Act.” a constable at the Kotwali Police station, Jhabua told The Quint.
The complainant Anil Hemraj Prajapati had lodged a complaint against Atik for hurting the sentiment of the Hindus by using Ram’s name in his Facebook post.