Court bans sale of a book written on Tipu Sultan alleges of hurting sentiments of Muslims
A court in Karnataka banned the sale and distribution of books written on Tipu Sultan. The Additional City Civil and Sessions Court of Bengaluru gave this decision on Tuesday while hearing the petition of BS Rafiullah, former chairman of the District Waqf Board Committee. The petition has sought a ban on the sale of the book alleging that it contains false information about Tipu Sultan.
Can't even distribute online: Court
The court issued a temporary injunction to stop the sale of the book 'Tipu Nija Kansugalu' written by Rangayana director Adanda C Cariappa to its author and publisher Ayodhya Prakashan and printer Rashtrotthan Mudralaya. "The defendants one, two, three and the persons and agents claiming through or under them are hereby granted a temporary injunction to publish online the book 'Tipu Nija Kansugalu' (Tipu Nija Kansugalu) written in the Kannada language," the court said in its order. It is forbidden to sell or distribute on any other medium including the platform.
Use of derogatory words for Muslims in the book: Rafiullah
Rafiullah, in his petition, had claimed that wrong information has been published in the book, which is neither supported nor justified by history. Rafiullah has also said that the word 'turukaru' used in the book is a derogatory term for the Muslim community. They have argued that the publication of this book is likely to spread unrest and communal disharmony on a large scale.
the court stayed
Accepting Rafiullah's submissions, the court observed that if the contents of the book are false and contain false information about Tipu Sultan, and if it is distributed, it would cause irreparable harm to the plaintiff and communal peace and harmony. There is also a possibility of dissolution The court said that the very object of the petition would be defeated if the book is distributed without the appearance of the respondents in the matter. It is well-known how quickly controversial books sell. Therefore, the balance of convenience is in favor of the plaintiff in issuing the injunction order at this stage.