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Two people arrested in Madhya Pradesh for sharing content online

Two youths Shakir Yunus Banthia and Vasim Shaikh have been arrested in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh for sharing a morphed image of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on WhatsApp and Facebook, reports Indian Express. Banthia and Shaikh were arrested on a complaint of the image of combining Bhagwat’s torso with a woman’s body clad in brown pants (which is the RSS’ uniform and recently underwent a change). The report states that the morphed image was allegedly sought to make fun of the uniform change and booked the two youths under sections 67 of the Information Technology Act and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code, who are in judicial custody till March 30. The complaint was filed by Rajnish Nimbalkar citing that the image had hurt the sentiments of Hindus. HT reported that the arrest was also based on posting…

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