Arrest warrant against S.P. Maurya in 2014 case, quit BJP yesterday

NEW DELHI: Swami Prasad Maurya, who quit BJP, is now facing arrest for allegedly making a hate speech in 2014. One day after his resignation, a warrant for his arrest was issued in Sultanpur.

Mr Maurya was reportedly asked to appear in court in the case today but he did not appeared. In a case of inciting religious hatred, he has been asked to appear in court on January 24. At the time, he was a member of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

“Goddess Gauri or Lord Ganesha should not be worshipped during weddings. It is a conspiracy by upper caste dominated system to mislead and enslave Dalits and backward castes,” Mr Maurya had said at a gathering.

In 2016, the Allahabad High Court put on hold an earlier warrant for his arrest. There have been several hearings in the case since then.

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