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Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat Files Anticipatory Bail Plea in Jammu Court Over FIR on Navratri Tweet [Read Application]

By Pavitra Shetty      28 October, 2020 06:22 PM      0 Comments
Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat Files Anticipatory Bail Plea in Jammu Court Over FIR on Navratri Tweet [Read Application]

An FIR was filed against Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, who represented the Kathua gangrape victim in 2018 by Jammu and Kashmir Police for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of a community in one of her tweets. 

The FIR was registered by the police after receiving many complaints regarding her recent tweet on woman safety.

Deepika Singh Rajawat was charged under the following provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860-

  • 505 -Statements conducing to public mischief.
  •  294 -Obscene acts
  • 295A -Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.

On October 19, 2020, Deepika Singh Rajawat had posted a cartoon on Twitter showing diverse situations relating to women safety with Devi puja offered on Navratri with a caption "Irony". 

The picture showed two scenes: in one scene a man touching the feet of a female Hindu deity during the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri and in the other scene with the heading other days a man is aggressively holding both the legs of a woman.

 Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat filed an anticipatory bail application before the Court of Sessions in Jammu and Kashmir.

Deepika Singh Rajawat says that she posted the tweet to raise voice against increasing rape cases in India and to condemn people who bring atrocities on women.

She also said that the picture highlights the hypocrisy of society towards women and is not about religion and it neither abuse Hindu religion nor the religious faith of Hindus.

She has alleged that her tweet was painted communally by the BJP IT Cell 4 which also started an online campaign against her on social media demanding her arrest and trended the hashtag #ArrestDeepikaSinghRajawat.

Bajrang Dal members led by Rakesh Bajrangi had held a demonstration outside her residence along with a mob that had assembled and raised slogans against her.

The case is to be heard today by Judge Sanjeev Gupta.

 

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