Last week, several senior Muslim leaders in Hyderabad filed a police complaint against Sonu Dangar.

Gujarati woman behind blasphemous anti-Islam viral video gives Hyd police the slip
news Crime Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 08:50

History-sheeter Sonu Dangar, who allegedly made derogatory comments on Prophet Mohammed and Islam in a viral social media video, proved elusive for a team of the Hyderabad police on Monday.

A three-member team of Charminar police had been sent to Rajkot to arrest her, even as the Gujarat police is also on the lookout for her.

The Times of India reported that the police team searched her house at Akshara Nagar, and suspected that she fled to Uttar Pradesh.

“With the help of Gujarat police, our teams are making efforts to trace the accused.We have certain information on her movement and she will be tracked soon," Assistant Commissioner of Police Charminar K Ashok Chakravarthy told TOI.

A massive protest was organised in Hyderabad's Old City area last week, and several Muslim organisations conducted a rally from Charminar to the office of the South Zone Deputy Commissioner of Police.

The groups were protesting against alleged derogatory comments made on Prophet Mohammed by the Gujarati woman on social media, which went viral over the last two weeks.

Protesters carried photos of the woman and beat it with slippers, besides shouting slogans, and demanding her arrest.

A police officer who watched the video, told TNM earlier, that the video took several derogatory digs at Muslims. 

The woman allegedly also argued that the Kaaba, Islam’s most holy site in Mecca, was actually a temple to Lord Shiva called Makkeshwar.

The claim, is in fact a conspiracy theory popular among right wing blogs and websites in India, often clubbed with the theory that Taj Mahal was a Shiva temple gifted to the Mughal emperor by a Rajput king, called Tejo Mahalaya.

According to the police officer, the woman also used several derogatory words about polygamy in Islam, while constantly abusing Prophet Mohammed.  

Dangar's video also sparked off several 'counter' videos that are also being circulated on YouTube and Facebook.

The Hyderabad police have registered a case under IPC Sections 153(A) (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and 295(A) (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings).

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