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Kamlesh Tiwari Row: Supreme Court Directs Allahabad HC To Dispose Off Petition In Four Weeks
Kamlesh Tiwari Row: Supreme Court Directs Allahabad HC To Dispose Off Petition In Four Weeks

Supreme Court on Friday told the Allahabad High Court to dispose off the petition of Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari in 4 weeks which challenged the slapping of the National Security Act against him. Tiwari was booked under National Security Act for making controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

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On December 3, 2015, Kamlesh Tiwari, in a press note issued by him, claimed that Prophet Mohammed was the first homosexual. His statement reportedly came after Samajwadi Party minister Azam Khan had said that RSS leaders are homosexuals and this is why they don’t get married.

Azam Khan’s remarks had come after Arun Jaitley had spoken up against Section 377 and said that the Supreme Court judgement on gay sex should be reconsidered. Arun Jaitley had said: “Supreme Court’s 2014 verdict banning gay sex is not in accordance with evolving legal jurisprudence and court needs to reconsider it.”

Tiwari had been arrested in Lucknow on the same day and was disowned by the Hindu Mahasabha who claimed that he wasn’t part of the outfit.

Later, a massive counter rally was organised by a group against the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari for his alleged derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad. There was public outrage in the rally and it turned violent when the furious mob entered the Kaliachawk police station and ransacked it, later setting it on fire.