Breaking- Supreme Court Refuses To Quash FIRs Against Journalist Amish Devgan For Remarks Against Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti

FIRs registered against Journalist Amish Devgan for his remarks against Sufi Saint Moinnuddin Chisthi were refused to be quashed by the Supreme Court on Monday. All the FIRs filed against Devgan clubbed by a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna was transferred to Ajmer. On June 15 Devgan allegedly made derogatory remarks against Sufi Saint Moinnuddin Chisthi on his prime time show. On the basis of these remarks 7 FIRs have been filed against Amish Devgan in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra & Telangana. On June 15 Devgan hosted a debate on the PILs regarding Place of Worship Special Provisions Act on his show Aar par. During this debate he referred to Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthi who is also known as Khwaja Ghreeb Nawaz as an attacker and also as a lootera. This gave rise to a number of FIRs being filed against the anchor in several police stations. Under sections 295A, 153A, 505 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) the Supreme Court invoked the anchor’s petition to quash the FIRs filed by his Advocate Vivek Jain. Calling his remarks made during the debate an inadvertent error”, Devgan has apologised on Twitter as well. His apology tweet consisted of him mentioning his inadvertent mistake of referring to ‘Khilji’ as Chishti. He went ahead to apologise to the Sufi Saint as well as his followers for causing any anguish to them. His tweet also included that he too had visited and sought blessings at Sufi Saint Moinnuddin Chisthi’s dargah and that he regretted his mistake.

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