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Published 20:22 IST, May 7th 2024

BREAKING: Election Commission Orders X To Take Down BJP's Karnataka Video Targeting Muslims

The video received backlash, as it was allegedly seen to be targeting the Muslim community.

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New Delhi: The Election Commission has directed social media platform X to take down an animated ad shared by the Karnataka BJP, terming it “violative of the extant legal framework”. The video received backlash, as it was allegedly seen to be targeting the Muslim community. 

Earlier, Karnataka Police issued a notice to X, directing them to remove a post that targeted Muslims, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. "An FIR has already been registered in the matter... However, the post has not been taken down yet," the Election Commission (EC) in a statement.

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The Congress recently lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against Karnataka BJP chief BY Vijayendra for sharing what they deemed "derogatory" content potentially instigating law and order disturbances. In their complaint to the EC, the Congress accused the BJP of attempting to stir up unrest and sow seeds of discord within the community. Following the complaint, Bengaluru police initiated legal action, filing a case not only against Karnataka BJP chief BY Vijayendra but also against BJP national president JP Nadda and the party's information technology cell head, Amit Malviya.

The contentious video targeted Congress, suggesting the party prioritizes Muslims over backward classes in both reservation policies and fund allocation.
 

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18:03 IST, May 7th 2024