India a secular country, offence of outraging religious sentiments cannot be compounded: Uttarakhand High Court

The Court refused to quash a case under Section 295A the against deputy district secretary of Rashtriya Hindu Vahini who had put a derogatory post on WhatsApp against Muslim community.
Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital
Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital

India is a "secular" country, an offence hurting the religious sentiments of a community cannot be compounded, the Uttarakhand High Court recently observed while refusing to quash a first information report (FIR) lodged against a person accused of offence under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) [Brajesh vs State of Uttarakhand].

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