An FIR has been registered by the Delhi Police against Zafarul Islam Khan, chairperson of the Delhi Minorities Commission for posting inflammatory content on social media. The post by Zafarul Islam Khan on April 28 goes as- “Mind you, bigots, Indians Muslims have opted until now not to complain to the Arabs and Muslim world about your hate campaigns and lynching and riots.
The day they are pushed to do that, bigots will face an avalanche.” He also thanked the Muslims of Kuwait for supporting the Indian Muslims. In his post he states that the Hindutva bigots have calculated that due to huge economic stakes, the Arab world and other Muslims won’t care about the Indian Muslims. More experts from his post is that Indian Muslims enjoy goodwill in the eyes of the Muslim world for their services towards Islamic causes extending over centuries.
After facing backlash, Zafarul Islam Khan apologized on May 1 and said that he hasn’t complained about India to any foreign organization. His statement was, “I am a patriot to the core and I have always defended my country abroad. However, at the same time, I have always been vocal about the problems in our country like any other country but, I also believe that we and our political, constitutional, and judicial system are capable to tackle them.” He assured his belief in the ‘rule of law’ and that Indian Muslims have never complained about their own country to ‘outside powers’.
However based on a complained, the Special Cell of Delhi Police filed an FIR against Zafarul Islam Khan under Section 124A of the IPC that states the punishment for Sedition and Section 153A that lays down punishment for promoting feelings of hatred between different groups on the basis of religion, place of birth race, language and residence.