Dr. Mirza Moziz Beg, an assistant professor at Indore’s New Government Law College, was granted anticipatory release by the Supreme Court in relation to an FIR filed against him for allegedly spreading anti-Indian and Hinduphobia propaganda. Based on a complaint from an LL.M. student at the college who had connections to the ABVP, a first information report (FIR) was filed.
Collective Violence and the Criminal Justice System’ and ‘Women and Criminal Law’ are two works written by Dr. Farhat Khan, according to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).In the former, there is a chapter that discusses how women were treated in Hindu society. It is asserted that Hindu women were used as lust-fulfilling objects in a world where men predominated and that the scriptures demonstrated their subservience to men. Since December 1, 2022, the Rashtriya Syayamsevak Sangh (RSS) student wing has been protesting over a book they allege is “Hinduphobic” and is located in the library of the New Government Law College in Indore.
The contention from both the parties
The defendant stated that he also informed the court that the book had been a requirement for the Master’s curriculum for more than 18 years and had been taught to all postgraduates in Madhya Pradesh who had chosen to specialise in criminal law. The defendant denied all of the allegations against him, claiming that the book had been purchased by the college in 2014, long before he was hired on a contractual basis.
Supreme court order
The judgment granting anticipatory bail was issued by a bench consisting of Justice AS Bopanna and Dipankar Datta.