Ghulam Nabi Azad, chairman of the Democratic Progressive Azad Celebration, has despatched a authorized discover to Congress common secretary Jairam Ramesh for referring to him as a “slave,” “Mir Jafer,” and a “vote-cutter.” The discover, submitted via Azad’s authorized counsel Naresh Kumar Gupta, desires Rs 2 crore in damages for inflicting Azad’s “unblemished repute” to endure, information company PTI reported.
“That you just Mr Jairam Ramesh (Discover Receiver)… all the time stay in quest of event to tarnish and hurt the rising dignity, respect, honour conferred upon him (Azad) at nationwide stage… by the use of repeated posts in your Twitter account phrase ‘Ghulam’ as a way to inflict harm to decrease him within the estimation of others, quickly after Mr Azad was honoured by Padam Bhushan Award,” the discover was quoted by PTI in its report.
Democratic Progressive Azad Celebration chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad sends authorized discover to Congress common secretary Jairam Ramesh for calling him “slave”, “Mir Jafer” and “vote-cutter”
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Ramesh purposely and consciously used the moniker “Ghulam” to indicate “slave,” which it interprets to, as a way to discredit the chief in public, in response to Gupta’s notification.
Decide acknowledged that Ramesh dedicated an offence underneath Part 500 of the IPC by way of his utterances and should pay financial reparation, PTI reported.
Mir Jafar, the commander of the Bengal military underneath Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah, betrayed him throughout the Battle of Plassey, opening the door for British dominance in India. His title has now change into synonymous with “traitor.”
The discover acknowledged that the “imputation and defamatory aspersions” statements made towards Azad in press statements have been based mostly purely on malice, and have prompted Azad “psychological agonies, torture, harassment” and tarnished his picture, “which may’t be repaired.”
Gupta instructed Ramesh to apologise unconditionally to Azad by way of print-electronic media and social media, or by some other technique of contact, inside two weeks of receiving the authorized notification.
(With Inputs From PTI)