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Lawyer of T Raja Singh threatened

The lawyer of suspended BJP MLA T Raja Singh, whom his party suspended after he questioned why the lets anybody to get away with insults heaped on Rama and Sita but punishes those who criticise Mohammed, Islam's prophet, alleged today that he had received two threat calls from unknown numbers. 

But the lawyer was undaunted. Using unparliamentary language, he said, "Threats from d*ckheads cannot deter me from practising my profession."

“Received about 3 calls threatening to kill me for taking up Raja Singh’s case since yesterday night… It’s my profession &threats of dick heads can’t deter me from practising my profession…” tweeted the lawyer.

Hyderabad Police arrested Singh yesterday for his alleged remarks made via videos. YouTube pulled down the clips later.

Hours after the arrest, a local court granted Singh bail after his lawyer said that the police did not issue a notice under CrPC 41(A) to the accused before the arrest.

The police had booked the BJP leader under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that pertain to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its or religious beliefs and criminal intimidation among others.

Singh’s remarks drew angry reactions from Muslims who also staged protests in various parts of Hyderabad in the night two days ago, demanding Singh's arrest.

After outrage over the remarks of the BJP leader, the increasingly Muslim-appeasing ruling party suspended him.


… The sizable Hindu opponents of the regime can no longer be wished away with the conspiracy theory that the opposition has planted them. Modi is walking the dangerously slippery Vajpayee Road, which led to the fall of the otherwise great previous PM from the BJP.

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— Surajit Dasgupta (@surajitdasgupta) August 18, 2022


The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) claimed Singh made derogatory language against Prophet Mohammed. "This is the official policy of the BJP to ensure that Muslims are always tortured emotionally and mentally by allowing their party members to talk in such lowly language that we call it sadak chhap language about Prophet Mohammed. This is a deliberate attempt by BJP and they allowed their MLA to speak in this language," chief Asaduddin Owaisi told reporters.

"They have not learnt a lesson from what has said. This is a continuation of what Nupur Sharma had said," he further said, alluding to the suspended party spokesperson whose remarks against Prophet Mohammed triggered a massive controversy.

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