The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Dr Mirza Moziz Beg, an assistant professor at Indore's New Government Law College, in relation to a First Information Report (FIR) registered against him over allegations of promoting Hinduphobia and anti-India propaganda..A bench of Justice AS Bopanna and Dipankar Datta passed the order granting anticipatory bail to Dr Beg..According to a report in ThePrint, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Rashtriya Syayamsevak Sangh (RSS), had been protesting since December 1, 2022 over what they claimed was a “Hinduphobic” book in the library of the Shasakiya Navin Vidhi Mahavidyalaya (New Government Law College) in Indore..The allegations led to faculty suspensions, the Principal, Prof Inamur Rehman's resignation and a police case. It involved two books written by Dr Farhat Khan titled ‘Collective Violence and Criminal Justice System’ and ‘Women and Criminal Law’..The former has a passage examining the Hindu society’s treatment of women, with the claim that Hindu women were instruments of lust fulfilment in a male-dominated world, and that scriptures revealed how they were subservient to men.The State Higher Education Minister had tweeted that Prof Rehman and Assistant Prof Dr Mirza Beg had been suspended with immediate effect. A first information report (FIR) was registered on the basis of a complaint by an LL.M. student at the college who had links to the ABVP..Dr Beg approached the Supreme Court through advocate Aljo K Joseph in February after the Madhya Pradesh High Court rejected his anticipatory bail application. He denied all the charges against him, stating that the book was bought by the college in 2014, way before he joined on a contractual basis..He also informed the Court that the book had been a part of the Master's curriculum for more than 18 years and was taught to all post graduates specializing in criminal law across Madhya Pradesh.