New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has rejected a petition seeking a ban on the book 'Muhammad' by Jitendra Narayan Tyagi (former name Waseem Rizvi), who recently converted from Islam to Hinduism. It was said in the petition that objectionable things have been said about Islam, Quran and Prophet Muhammad in the book. The petition, filed by Qamar Hasnain, had sought a direction to pay a compensation of Rs 2,05,00,000 to Jitendra Tyagi to prevent him from committing such acts in future.
Along with this, he had asked the court to direct a permanent ban to stop Jitendra Tyagi from making provocative statements or publishing them on any platform. The petitioner had said that all the copies of the book should be destroyed, the one which has been sold and the one which has not been sold. The petition also demanded that the copies of the printed book be withdrawn. However, a single-judge bench of Justice Sanjeev Narula dismissed the petition. The petitioner had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court on behalf of all Islamists, claiming that the book was not only derogatory to the followers of Islam, but also offensive, disgusting and disturbing to any other reader.
Justice Sanjeev Narula, while dismissing the petition, observed that there was lack of ground in this case as the relief sought was not personal. The Court also observed that in order to maintain the case, the petitioner must have personal legal right or legal damage which is not there in the present case. So they have any right to approach this Court. The Court observed that no provision of law has been shown to continue the hearing of the petition. Hence this petition is dismissed.