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Court issues summons against Sansuma, Janaklal

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GUWAHATI, June 26 � The additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup today issued summons against Member of Parliament Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary and president of the World Bodo Historical Society Janaklal Basumatary for the remarks made by them against Kirtan Ghosa and Naam Ghosa.

Criminal Complaint Case No. 1482/2012 was taken up by the Court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (Metro) Guwahati against Bwiswmuthiary and Basumatary was taken up along with a petition filed by the complainant Arun Pathak calling for the manuscripts of the news items and TV telecast of the offensive remarks made by them against certain verses in Kirtan Ghosa and Naam Ghosa.

The court on consideration of all the materials found that there is a prima facie case under Section 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc. punishable with imprisonment for 3 years)/34 of the Indian Penal Code and took cognizance of the offence against the accused persons. Accordingly, summons were issued to both the accused persons for their appearance on July 31. Further, the manuscripts of the news items containing the offensive remarks made by the accused persons and also the unedited news items telecast in TV news channels, were also called by the court and the Editors are asked to submit a report in respect of the manuscripts.

Arguing on behalf of the complainant, advocate BD Konwar, assisted by Rajeeb Kumar Kalita, drew the attention of the court that the accused persons deliberately issued such remarks to create racial and religious ill-will, enmity and disharmony between the Bodos - (Mech) and Assamese Communities. Moreover, they are not repentant of their actions and have publicly refused to give any apology for making such remarks.

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Court issues summons against Sansuma, Janaklal

GUWAHATI, June 26 � The additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup today issued summons against Member of Parliament Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary and president of the World Bodo Historical Society Janaklal Basumatary for the remarks made by them against Kirtan Ghosa and Naam Ghosa.

Criminal Complaint Case No. 1482/2012 was taken up by the Court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (Metro) Guwahati against Bwiswmuthiary and Basumatary was taken up along with a petition filed by the complainant Arun Pathak calling for the manuscripts of the news items and TV telecast of the offensive remarks made by them against certain verses in Kirtan Ghosa and Naam Ghosa.

The court on consideration of all the materials found that there is a prima facie case under Section 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc. punishable with imprisonment for 3 years)/34 of the Indian Penal Code and took cognizance of the offence against the accused persons. Accordingly, summons were issued to both the accused persons for their appearance on July 31. Further, the manuscripts of the news items containing the offensive remarks made by the accused persons and also the unedited news items telecast in TV news channels, were also called by the court and the Editors are asked to submit a report in respect of the manuscripts.

Arguing on behalf of the complainant, advocate BD Konwar, assisted by Rajeeb Kumar Kalita, drew the attention of the court that the accused persons deliberately issued such remarks to create racial and religious ill-will, enmity and disharmony between the Bodos - (Mech) and Assamese Communities. Moreover, they are not repentant of their actions and have publicly refused to give any apology for making such remarks.

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