Odisha youth booked for ‘hateful’ Facebook post against Hindu goddess

Cuttack: A youth from Odisha’s Cuttack has been booked under various Sections of the IPC for allegedly posting ‘hateful’ content on Facebook against goddess Durga.

The Cuttack unit of the BJP has lodged a complaint in this regard with the Cantonment police. Acting on the complaint, police have registered a case under Sections 153(A), 292(A), 295(A), 505, 120(B) of the IPC and Section 67 of the IT Act.

“Some miscreant groups and antisocial elements are mischievously posting hateful messages over social media affecting religious harmony. Stringent legal action will be taken against this culprit and the miscreants who are liking and sharing this offensive postings. Citizens are requested to maintain social harmony and peace,” tweeted Cuttack DCP.

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