An FIR has been registered against poet Munawwar Rana in Hazratganj Kotwali. This report has been filed by PL Bharti, vice-president of the Samajik Sarokar Foundation. According to Inspector Shyambabu Shukla, PL Bharti had given a complaint on Friday, on the basis of which an FIR has been registered. It is alleged that Munnawar Rana has insulted the Dalit society and hurt the Hindu faith by comparing Lord Valmiki with Talibanis.
Munawwar Rana gave a controversial statement during the discussion on Taliban. He compared the Taliban to Maharishi Valmiki. This statement is being criticized everywhere and the followers of Maharishi Valmiki are very angry. PL Bharti, vice-president of Samajik Sarokar Foundation, alleges that religious sentiments have been hurt by Munawwar Rana’s statement. Not only this, caste hatred and bitterness has spread among the sectarian classes. Not only this, the sentiments of the people of Dalit society have been hurt.
Apart from PL Bharti, Dr. Lalji Prasad Nirmal, President of Dr. Ambedkar Mahasabha Trust has also given a complaint in Hazratganj Kotwali. It is alleged that Munawwar Rana has insulted the Dalit society and hurt the Hindu faith by comparing Lord Valmiki with the Taliban. On the other hand, Shishir Chaturvedi of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has also demanded action against Munawwar Rana by giving a complaint. Significantly, for the last few days, Munawwar Rana has been in constant discussion about his statements.
Recently, an FIR was also registered against his son. Munawwar’s son Tabrez had himself attacked to implicate his uncle in a fake case. Rae Bareli police is yet to arrest the accused.