“Muslim comedian spends 35 days in jail for joke he was yet to crack. Yet BJP spokesperson gets bail under 24 hrs”: Mahua Moitra

On August 8, a program was organized at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. In this program, provocative slogans were raised against Muslim community. The organizer of the event was Ashwini Upadhyay, a Supreme Court lawyer and spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Regarding this, Delhi Police had arrested the BJP leader along with five other people.

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Now Delhi Court has granted bail to BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay in this case of provocative sloganeering near Jantar Mantar. Social media is witnessing huge outrage over the BJP leader being granted bail within 24 hours! TMC’s FIRE brand leader Mahua Moitra has expressed surprise by tweeting about this issue. Mahua wrote in her tweet, “Muslim comedian spends 35 days in jail for joke he was yet to crack. Muslim journo still in jail for story he was yet to file. Yet BJP spokesperson gets bail under 24 hrs for organizing hate speech event. Am I only one who thinks this is insane?”

Earlier TMC MP Mahua Moitra had expressed her anguish after the anti-Muslim video of the event went viral saying “Just wondering; If Muslim SC lawyer & opposition party spokesman had organized rally without permission in centre of Delhi where crowd chanted anti-Hindu slogans whether police would be unable to find perpetrators?”

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