Bengaluru, Sep 24: The Bengaluru police will question K S Bhagwan following a complaint that was lodged against him even as the Vishwa Hindu Parishad plans on filing 100 more complaints.
The VHP has taken a decision to file 100 complaints against Bhagwan who calls himself a rationalist.
The VHP in its complaints would accused Bhagwan of hurting religious sentiments of Hindus.
The VHP's legal cell head, Jagadish Shenava says that these so-called intellectuals only speak out against Hinduism but do not open their mouth when a fatwa was issued against A R Rehman.
Bhagwan will be questioned
A complaint was filed against Bhagwan after he had made statements against Hindusim recently. The complaint was filed in Mangaluru but was transferred to Bengaluru for further investigations.
The case was registered under Section 295(A) of the Indian Penal Code. Section 295 (A) reads:
"Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.
Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings, insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 3 years.
On the other hand the Federation of Indian Rationalist Association has decided to appeal against the complaint.
The association would appeal to the Karnataka Police Chief stating that the complaint and the investigations are an infringement upon freedom of speech as enshrined in the Constitution of India.