Hindutva leader booked over demand for ban on Friday prayers in India

Aligarh, June 07 (KMS): The Aligarh Police have booked Hindutva leader, Pooja Shakun Pandey, after she demanded a ban on Friday prayers of Muslims.

Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader, Pooja Pandey, who is the national secretary of the Hindutva organization Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, had claimed that the weekly congregational prayer by Muslims was a threat to India’s peace and should be stopped.

She had also written a letter to the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind demanding a ban on the Juma prayers.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Kalanidhi Naithani, said that Pandey’s remarks could create tensions in society. A case has been registered against Pandey at the city’s Gandhipark Police Station, Naithani added.

Pandey has been booked under various sections of Indian Penal Code.

Additional City Magistrate Bahadur Singh also issued a notice to Pandey, asking her to respond to the charge that she was stoking communal tension through her demand.

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