Copy of Complain filed by Nupur Sharma who is Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Part against Journalist Ms, Rana Ayyub for criticising NDA Presidential Candidate Shri Ram Nath Kovind.
DDNO 53 dt: 19/06/2017
The Commissioner of police, [CC: 540, BK ROAD P.S.]
Police Headquarter, I.T.O.
SUB; Complaint against Journalist Ms, Rana Ayyub under Section 3(r) and Section 3(u) of The Scheduled Castes and The Scheduled castes and The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 for insulting and humiliating Hon’ble Governor of Bihar and N.D.A.-Nominee for post of Hon’ble president of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji.
This is with reference to a defamatory, hate-filled and derogatory Tweet / Message put-out by Journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub on Social Media website @Twitter via her official and verified handle @RanaAyyub on Monday, 19.06.2017 at 14:10 P.M.
This tweet in question ( Link – https://twitter.com/ranaayyub/status/876721234087731200 ) purporting to be critical of the choice of Candidate chosen by the ruling N.D.A. coalition for the post of Hon’ble President of India actually reflects an extremely casteist, hateful and disrespectful mindset that this journalist in question, Ms. Rana Ayyub, seems to be harbouring against members of the Secheduled Castes.
To classify a sitting and incumbent Hon’ble Governor of Bihar and now N.D,A,-Nominee for post of President of India, namely Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji, as “Worst Bet” for the post of Hon’ble President of India is not only directly undermining the abilities and position in society of a member of the Scheduled Castes but is also blatantly and scurrilously slanderous and casteist.
I thereby request you to book the journalist Ms. Rana Ayytib for her public representation of ill-will via her Tweet under Section 3(r) and 3(u) of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act), 1989 as also under any other Section that may be relevant to protect the honour and dignity of our fellow citizen, which has hurt his status in society as well as cast aspersions on his ability based on his caste/birth/background.
Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party (Delhi)