Man in MP charged for selling book on Article 370

Sheikh Abdul Ghani has been charged with “promoting enmity” by the Madhya Pradesh police for selling a book on Article 370 of the constitution.

74-year-old Ghani, a former BSNL employee, has been booked for promoting enmity between different groups under non-bailable section 153-A of the Indian Penal Code.

Navneet Bhasin, Gwalior SP has said that Police got information that a person was selling a controversial book at Phoolbagh square and a heavy crowd had gathered in the area. A team from the Padaav police station reached there. Police found that the book with contents that could promote enmity among people of different castes and religions was being sold by Sheikh Abdul Ghani.

The book that sold by Ghani was titled Dhara 370 – Setu Ya Surang and authored by Jaswinder Singh, chief of the CPI(M)’s Madhya Pradesh wing. 

The head of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s social media cell in Madhya Pradesh had posted against the book. Lokendra Parashar has said that as per the information that they received, the book has objectionable contents against the merger of J-K (Jammu and Kashmir) with India and also against the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and others. Such literature can cause unrest in society.

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