Zafarul Islam Khan, Chairman of Delhi Minorities Comission

TDN World Desk: Delhi Police on Thursday booked Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafarul Islam sedition charges for allegedly issuing “provocative” statement.

Reacting over the incident, Student islamic Organization President (SIO) Labeed Aliya said, Dr. Zafrul Islam Khan booked for sedition for being a vocal Muslim under BJP rule in India. For what? Standing up for minorities? This is politically motivated, abuse of power and suppression of dissent by baseless and selective booking of Muslim activists,”

” We will not remain silent,” he added.

As reported by Hindustan Times, Joint commissioner of police (special cell) Neeraj Thakur said that a first information report (FIR) has been registered against Khan under Indian Penal Code sections 124 A (sedition) and 153 A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony).