Turban insult that hurts religious feelings, accused of having no right to mercy


Amar Ujala Network, Panchkula

Published by: Panchkula Office
Updated Sat, Nov 6, 2021 4:43 AM M. IST

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The High Court said that the turban is a religious symbol and that such an act is to hurt religious feelings. The person who performs such an act is not entitled to mercy.

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The Punjab-Haryana High Court has denied bail to the defendant in the case of beating the old man and putting his turban on Facebook. The High Court said that the turban is a religious symbol and that such an act is to hurt religious feelings. The person who performs such an act is not entitled to mercy.

Gurpreet Singh and others had filed a petition in High Court for advance bond. According to the complaint, it is alleged that Gurpreet beat a 65-year-old man in Tarn Taran on September 10, 2019 by removing his turban and then posted his photo in the same conditions on Facebook. In this case, even in the victim’s complaint, the police did not register a case. Later, when the victim filed a petition in Superior Court, the police registered a case in February 2021.

In this case, the defendants have now taken refuge in the High Court seeking bail. The petitioner stated that the matter is dated September 10, 2019 and the FIR has been registered in February 2021. Rejecting all the arguments of the defendants, the Superior Court said that a 65-year-old man had been beaten while removing his turban.

The defendant made it public by uploading to Facebook a photo of an elderly person in a state of injury without a turban. To do it directly amounts to hurting religious feelings. The turban is an essential symbol of religion. In this way, insulting the symbol of religion directly hurts religious feelings. As such, the defendant of such an act is not entitled to any redress. With this observation, the Superior Court immediately dismissed the request for advance bail.

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The Punjab-Haryana High Court has denied bail to the defendant in the case of beating the old man and putting his turban on Facebook. The High Court said that the turban is a religious symbol and that such an act is to hurt religious feelings. The person who performs such an act is not entitled to mercy.

Gurpreet Singh and others had filed a petition in High Court for advance bond. According to the complaint, it is alleged that Gurpreet beat a 65-year-old man in Tarn Taran on September 10, 2019 by removing his turban and then posted his photo in the same conditions on Facebook. In this case, even in the victim’s complaint, the police did not register a case. Later, when the victim filed a petition in Superior Court, the police registered a case in February 2021.

In this case, the defendants have now taken refuge in the High Court seeking bail. The petitioner stated that the matter is dated September 10, 2019 and the FIR has been registered in February 2021. Rejecting all the arguments of the defendants, the Superior Court said that a 65-year-old man had been beaten while removing his turban.

The defendant made it public by uploading to Facebook a photo of an elderly person in a state of injury without a turban. To do it directly amounts to hurting religious feelings. The turban is an essential symbol of religion. In this way, insulting the symbol of religion directly hurts religious feelings. As such, the defendant of such an act is not entitled to any redress. With this comment, the Superior Court dismissed the petition requesting advance bail outright.


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