Islamic group moves court against Varun Gandhi

March 26th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) An Islamic organisation Thursday moved a Delhi court, seeking to bar Bhartitya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi from contesting elections, following his alleged hate speeches directed at Muslims.
In a petition filed before additional senior civil judge Manoj Kumar, Delhi-based Ittehad-e-Mili Muslimin (IMM) has filed a civil suit for a permanent injunction against Gandhi, debarring him from entering the electoral process at least for the next two polls.

The court, which asked the IMM to cite case laws and legal provisions regarding the case’s maintainability, has fixed the hearing Friday.

Citing the alleged hate speech of the 29-year-old BJP leader at Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, the IMM, in its petition, said: “Varun Gandhi has violated the model code of conduct and abused the Muslim community. He (Varun) has not only violated the model code of conduct but also crossed all boundaries of India’s culture, civilisation and secular character.”

The Allahabad High Court Wednesday rejected Varun’s plea for quashing of an FIR filed against him for his alleged anti-Muslim speeches in Pilibhit and his anticipatory bail granted by the Delhi High Court is going to lapse Friday.

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