Invoking Indian Penal Code Sections 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot, 293 (intent to insult the religion of any class) and 504 (insult with intent to cause breach of peace), Hashmi alleged that the Union minister's utterances have "hurt the religious statements of Muslims".
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader who represents Nawada Lok Sabha seat in the state had reportedly made the statement in Baghpat district of western Uttar Pradesh earlier this week.
In his speech, Singh had allegedly said that the minority community should come forward and extend its support towards construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya.
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