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The Kamlesh Tiwari Blasphemy Case – Mass Protests, Rioting By Islamists
On December 3, 2015 police in the northern Indian city of Lucknow arrested Kamlesh Tiwari, a man associated with the Hindu Mahasabha, a Hindu interest organization. Ajay Kumar, a senior police officer of Lucknow, confirmed the arrest, saying that Kamlesh Tiwari "had circulated a paper allegedly containing derogatory comments against Muslims." According to another media report, Tiwari had claimed to the press that "the Prophet Mohammed was the first homosexual." Tiwari's statement was considered blasphemous by Muslims who led anti-blasphemy protests in different cities across India.