FIR against Marathi daily for publishing provocative graphics

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Mumbai, Nov 30: Police on Nov 29 registered an FIR against the owner and the editor of a prominent newspaper for publishing a graphic design that allegedly outraged religious feelings of a community.

The FIR was registered in Nagpada police station against the owner, editor, writer and cartoonist of the newspaper, said senior police inspector Shivaji Kadam.

Police

The Marathi language newspaper allegedly published some words embedded in a graphic design in its write-up that appeared in Sunday's pullout.

A case has been registered under sections 153-A (punishment to persons who indulge in wanton vilification or attacks), 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and other sections of IPC, Kadam said.

"The newspaper has hurt our religious feelings. We have lodged a complaint against the concerned persons of the newspaper," the complainant said. Meanwhile, the newspaper has published an unconditional apology and posted it on its online edition.

PTI

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