A man has been arrested in Noida for allegedly posting “objectionable” picture of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on social media, police said.
Rahat Khan was arrested in Dankaur area on the complaint of Hindu Yuva Vahini, a youth outfit founded by Aditya Nath.
“A case has been registered and accused arrested,” said Dankaur police station in charge Rajpal Tomar.
According to the complaint, Khan uploaded the objectionable photo of the UP CM and posted comments on his Facebook page.
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Khan is not the first one to land in jail for posting against Adityanath. On Tuesday, a famous Bengali poet landed in jail after a Hindutva group has lodged a police complaint against him allegedly hurting “Hindu sentiments and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath” in a Facebook post.
Noted poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay had posted a 12-line poem on his Facebook page on March 19, the day Yogi Adityanath was sworn as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
“He has hurt the feelings of each and every Hindu through the use of distasteful words against the community. I have strong reservations about the last line of the poem where he makes derogatory remarks about trishul and Yogi Adityanath,” Sarkar, a member of ‘Hindu Samhati’, told reporters.