Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Bagga on Sunday filed a complaint against senior lawyer and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan for his 'derogatory' tweet against Lord Krishna.
Speaking to ANI, Bagga said it is Bhushan's habit to make these kinds of statements for cheap publicity.
"This is not the first time that he (Prashant Bhushan) has given these kinds of statements. At times he says Kashmir should be given to Pakistan and at times he gives statements on Bharatiya Sena and then at times he says the Bharatiya Sena rapes. Then he alleges that the Bharatiya Sena thrashes the innocents," he added.
Bagga said in his police complaint, he has mentioned that Bhushan has hurt religious sentiments and demanded a probe in this regard.
Echoing similar sentiments, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said crores of Indians are hurt today by Bhushan's statement, adding that the latter must tender an apology.
"It is very unfortunate. Today, crores of Indians are hurt by the usage of words Prashant Bhushan ji has used for Lord Krishna. You will perceive God the way your mentality directs you to. I am hurt to see such an eminent lawyer saw such a thing in Lord Krishna. He should apolgise," he told ANI.
While the debate against Yogi Adityanath's controversial 'anti-Romeo squad' continues, Bhushan jumped into the fray by calling Lord Krishna an "eve teaser".
Romeo loved just one lady,while Krishna was a legendary Eve teaser.Would Adityanath have the guts to call his vigilantes AntiKrishna squads? https://t.co/IYslpP0ECv— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 2, 2017
My tweet on Romeo brigade being distorted. My position is: By the logic of Romeo Brigade, even Lord Krishna would look like eve teaser.— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 2, 2017
We have grown up with legends of young Krishna teasing Gopis.The logic of Romeo squad would criminalise this.Didnt intend to hunt sentiments— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 2, 2017
On Saturday, three policemen were suspended after a video of some persons shaving the head of a youth, who was roaming with a female friend, in their presence went viral on social media.
The incident took place on 22 March after the residents of South City Colony called police on finding a youth and a girl roaming around together.
The Yogi Adityanath Government has issued clear directions to police and administration to ensure that youngsters are not troubled unnecessarily in the name of curbing eve-teasing and action is taken against self-proclaimed "anti-Romeo" squads indulging in moral policing.
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