Mohammed Zubair has been arrested on charges of inciting hatred between the two religions. In 2018, he tweeted a scene from the movie Kiss Se Na Kahna. The film starred Farooq Sheikh and Dipti Naval in the lead roles. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, the movie had a scene in which ‘Honeymoon’ Hotel was renamed ‘Hanuman’ Hotel. This was tweeted by Zubair. Here is the scene-
Zubair was arrested on a user complaint
Sharing a screenshot of the Hanuman Hotel scene in the movie clip, Zubair wrote in his tweet, “Honeymoon hotel before 2014 and Hanuman Hotel after 2014.” Subsequently, an FIR was lodged against Zubair on a complaint by Delhi Police Sub-Inspector Arun Kumar, alleging that a Twitter handle called ‘Hanuman Bhakt’ on social media had incited Zubair to incite religious sentiments.
Zubair and Nupur were given the same graft
Based on the complaint, Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair was arrested under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (inciting racial hatred between the two communities). BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma was also booked under the same section for making offensive remarks against the Prophet Mohammad.