'Bharat Mata ki jai' row: Ramdev booked by Hyderabad Police

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-04-14 10:20 Hyderabad: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev was on Wednesday booked by the Hyderabad Police over his inflammatory remark over chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' slogan that sparked a row. A case was registered at the Mirchowk Police Station here under Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Ramdev had courted controversy after saying he respects the Constitution of India or else he would have cut hundreds of heads for not chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. "If someone says that he won't chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai even if his head is chopped off... I want to say there is a rule of law and we respect the Constitution, otherwise we can cut hundreds and thousands of heads," Ramdev told reporters in Haryana's Rohtak on April 3. "People should be ashamed of talking such things and should give respect to their motherland," he added. (ANI)