The Supreme Court on Friday told the Allahabad High Court to dispose off the petition of Kamlesh Tiwari in four weeks, challenging the slapping of NSA act on him. Tiwari, a leader of the Hindu Mahasabha was booked under NSA for making controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad.
In December last year, Tiwari had called Prophet Muhammad ‘the first homosexual in the world’. Following which over one lakh Muslims gathered in Muzzaffarnagr demanding a death penalty for him. He was arrested the same day for his hate speech and later the group distanced themselves from him saying that he wasn’t a part of their outfit.
Tiwari’s remarks came after SP Minister Azam Khan said that RSS leaders are homosexuals thereby unable to marry. Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad had demanded capital punishment against Azam Khan for his statements. The Indian Express quoted him as saying: “All this happened due to conspiracy of Hindu Mahasabha and the minister (Azam) so that Muslims and Hindus continue fighting and votes are divided… This Muslim minister is tarnishing the image of the government. After his controversial statement, Tiwari gathered courage to issue derogatory statement against Prophet Muhammad.”