Dasna Devi Temple head priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, known for his hate-speeches, has stoked controversy by making derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed.
The preist was speaking at the Press Club of India when he made the remarks, the video of which is now viral on social media.
Hyderabad MP, Assadudin Owaisi has said that insulting Prophet is unacceptable and asked “can these criminals acting as religious teachers get over their unnatural fixation with Islam?”
“Insulting Prophet (SAW) is unacceptable. Can these criminals acting as religious teachers get over their unnatural fixation with Islam? For something that you do not like, you do spend a lot of time on it. I’m sure there’s enough in your own belief system that you can discuss,” said Owaisi tweeted.
. @DelhiPolice this man is insulting Islam for the sole purpose of provoking violence against Muslims & your maun vrat is embarrassing. If you’ve forgotten your jobs, we can do a refresher course. 2/2— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) April 3, 2021
Meanwhile, AAP MLA and Chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board Amanatullah Khan has filed a police complaint against extremist priest.
“There is a viral video clip in regard to the Blasphemy against The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is in circulation on social media was received and seen by the undersigned at his residence and since the residence falls when the jurisdiction of your police station,” the complaint read.
“The undersigned is a practicing Muslim and believes in the doctrine of Islam, offers regular prayer, observes fast and strictly follow the five pillars of Islam. One of the foundational pillars of Islam is “La Ilaha Illahllah Mohammad-Ur Rasool Allah” which is adhered to by the complainant. Complainant holds the beloved prophet in highest esteem, therefore, cannot tolerate the blasphemous comments against him,” the complaint further read.
Many people have voiced concerns over these remarks from the priest.
#ArrestNarsinghanand trended on Twitter after the video went viral.
Anti-Muslim hate speech by Hindu leader Narsinghanand Saraswati.— #ArrestNarsinghanand (@Social_Jangi98) April 2, 2021
This Hindu has abused Prophet Muhammad PBUH during a press conference.
He used words like "Robber, Dacoit, rapist,pimp" for our prophet (pbuh).
Hello @Uppolice, any action against him? #ArrestNarsinghanand pic.twitter.com/75OZtKsnqY
I request all of you to file a FIR against Yati Narsinghanand tomorrow at your local Police Station. It’s high time Muslims unite.. We can’t take Islamophobia lightly..#ArrestNarsinghanand— Afroze AL Fuad ✊🏿✊🏻 (@iamafroze) April 2, 2021
In March, the Hindutva leader praised one his followers for beating a 12-year-old boy who had entered his temple to drink water. The hate-preacher was hailed as a hero by many Hindutva supporters.