Allahabad High Court refuses to quash FIR against Urdu poet Munnawar Rana for comparing Valmiki to Taliban

A Division Bench comprising Justices Ramesh Sinha and Saroj Yadav said that sentiments of the majority community were hurt by the unnecessary comparison and Rana acted in an irresponsible manner.
Munnawar Rana, Lucknow Bench
Munnawar Rana, Lucknow Bench

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed the plea by poet Munnawar Rana who sought quashing of the First Information Report (FIR) filed against him for allegedly comparing Ramayana author Valmiki to Taliban (Munnawar Rana v. State of UP).

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