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BJP politician irked at Shiva GIF on Instagram, files complaint with Delhi Police

A BJP politician from Delhi, Manish Singh, filed a complaint against Instagram with the Delhi Police for the alleged offensive portrayal of Hindu deity Shiva in one of its GIFs, according to a picture of the complaint he posted on Twitter. In the tweet posted in Hindi, loosely translated in English, Singh said, "Look at Instagram's audacity. They are showing Mahadev's (Shiva) picture with a glass of alcohol in one hand, and a mobile on the other. Instagram will suffer consequences for this." Singh in the tweet also said that he has complained in this regard to Delhi Police to file a case against Instagram CEO and other officials under Section 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code. While police look into the complaint, Instagram appears to have removed the GIF from its repository. We have reached out to Instagram for comment. We have also reached out to Singh for comment on whether he filed a complaint with Facebook's grievance officer. https://twitter.com/MSinghBJP/status/1402276474380603406 What does the complaint say? : "Lord Shiva is venerated by millions and millions of Hindus as the Supreme God...By the way of the above GIF, the accused is deliberately and intentionally hurting the feeling and sentiments of the millions and millions of Hindus, including the complainant...the GIF has been done with the sole intention of inciting the followers of the Hindu community and in the process promote disharmony, hatred and enmity," said the complaint shared by Singh on Twitter. Deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav…

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