Anti-Dalit remark: Baba Ramdev booked in Rajasthan, also faces court case in Bihar
Troubles seem to be mounting for Baba Ramdev for his remarks on Dalits and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with the yoga guru being booked in Rajasthan and a court case filed against him in Bihar.
Jaipur/Patna: Troubles seem to be mounting for Baba Ramdev for his remarks on Dalits and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with the yoga guru being booked in Rajasthan and a court case filed against him in Bihar.
Ramdev's comment on Rahul Gandhi visiting Dalit homes for his "honeymoon" has sparked outrage. He apologised Saturday and said he was misinterpreted.
Ramdev Baba. File Pic
In Jaipur, a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against him.
"Some people showing newspaper cuttings, lodged a complaint against Ramdev Sunday in Jyoti Nagar police station here. They said that their sentiments have been hurt by Ramdev's remarks and demanded action against him," a police officer told IANS in Jaipur Monday.
Earlier, people belonging to the Dalit community protested against the yoga guru in the Rajasthan capital.
Some of the angry protestors blackened a poster of Ramdev, shouting slogans against him and demanding his immediate arrest for insulting the community.
Ramdev said in Lucknow Friday: "He (Rahul Gandhi) goes to Dalits' houses for honeymoon and picnic. Had he married a Dalit girl, his luck could have clicked and he would have become the prime minister."
In Bihar, a minister Monday filed a case against the yoga guru.
"I have filed a case in the court against Ramdev for insulting and humiliating Dalits," Food and Civil Supply Minister Shyam Razak told reporters in Patna.
He said he has demanded jail term for the yoga guru.
"The right place for Ramdev is in jail. He has hurt the Dalits by saying that Rahul Gandhi goes to Dalits' houses to celebrate honeymoon," the minister said.
The Janata Dal-United leader demanded the central government should lodge a case against Ramdev under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The Congress has accused Ramdev of insulting Dalits and women.