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According to the post-mortem report published in several media outlets, Tiwari was stabbed 15 times, mostly in his upper body. There were also two deep cut marks on his neck, an indication that the perpetrators attempted to slit his neck.

In addition, he was also shot by a bullet. He was promptly put behind bars by the state government where he spent several months. He was charged with several counts of Indian Penal Code sections. There were large scale protests against him, one of the largest one in Kaliachak in West Bengal about kilometers east of Lucknow.

The mob turned violent. Several security personnel were injured and the mob damaged dozens of public and private properties. Many consider such protests and uproars by Muslims a relatively recent phenomenon.

According to Haqqani, the seeds of this phenomenon were sown during the Western Colonial rule. Prior to Kamlesh Tiwari, for example, it was the Charlie Hebdo killings that rocked the world. The mayhem at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo cost 12 lives.

Both received death threats and lived in hiding and under security protection for years. There were violent protests all around the world against their work. Going back even further, it was Ilm Deen a little known year old boy from Lahore. India was still under British rule. It was much before the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was carved out after dismembering India based on the Muslim demand for a separate state.

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the intellectual fountainhead of Muslim nationalism in the Indian subcontinent, had declared in his March 15, Meerut speech that Hindus and Muslims could not remain equal in power. The book was written by another Hindu named Pandit Chamupati Lal. Ilm Deen was passing by a mosque where a huge crowd had gathered. They were shouting slogans against the Hindu publisher of the book.

The devil Rajpal has sought to dishonor our beloved Prophet Muhammad by his book. Ilm Deen was so incensed by this episode that on April 6, , he purchased a dagger from the local bazar. Rajpal fell on the ground and died. Ilm Deen was tried in the court and none other than Muhammad Ali Jinnah fought his case in the court. This was the only case, it is said that the founder of Pakistan would ever lose in his illustrious career.

Ilm Deen was tried under British rule and was condemned to death by hanging by the British court. His funeral was attended by several thousand mourners. Allama Iqbal, an intellectual and poet extraordinaire, was one of them. Allama Iqbal, the poet of tarana-e-milli — a tribute to Muslim umma nation , is still revered in India. Rangila Rasool is such a lovely book.

I throughly enjoyed reading it. It is easily available online. India must withdraw the ban on this book. This bo Trending Topics. Update Consent.

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The ghost of Rangeela Rasool

As Smriti Irani, in her much talked about Loksabha speech, read out the contents of a JNU pamphlet containing derogatory references of Goddess Durga; she was merely trying to score a political point over opposition that had accused Modi government of meddling in the affairs of JNU by subverting freedom of expression. Social media, true to its reputation of being the first to react, reacted by drawing an interesting parallel with the case of Kamlesh Tiwari, currently lodged in Lucknow jail for an alleged case of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. While two Abrahamic faiths- Christianity and Judaism have undergone and accepted considerable moderation in their views about blasphemy; Islam continues to use it as an oppressive tool against non-believers. To understand the nuances of blasphemy, it is important to go back into the history and most importantly events of Lahore and Delhi, the two battleground cities for Aryasamajis and Muslims.


Rangila Rasul

It was written by an Arya Samaji named Pandit M. Chamupati or Krishan Prashaad Prataab in , whose name however was never revealed by the publisher, Mahashe Rajpal [2] of Lahore. It was a retaliatory action from the Hindu community against a pamphlet published by a Muslim depicting the Hindu goddess Sita as a prostitute. On the basis of Muslim complaints, Rajpal was arrested but acquitted in April after a five-year trial because there was no law against insult to religion.


“Rangeela” Rasool can kill but “sex worker” Durga won’t

The history of Section A of the Indian Penal Code shows that writers, filmmakers and scholars have borne the brunt of censorship in India. His underlying message was that social progress could be impeded if such a law were to be passed. Jinnah was a member of the committee that was asked to draft the new piece of legislation. The misuse of such a law in the years ahead would prove him wrong.

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