"Police is directed to file Action Taken Report (ATR). Put up the matter for further hearing on June 1," Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen said.

During the brief hearing, complainant Ajay Gautam told the court that he, being a Brahmin, felt offended after watching on 'Youtube' Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and other students including Umar Khalid allegedly raising slogans against Hindu religion and Brahmin caste.

He further said that on March 8, 2016, some students of JNU had allegedly burnt copies of socio-religious text Manusmriti in the campus during a demonstration.
Gautam contended he had fundamental right to practice any religion, faith under the constitution and no one can say he wants 'Azadi' (freedom) from one caste or others.

He urged the court to direct the police to file the ATR, saying the acts of the accused persons were highly illegal, unjustified, actionable and un-ignorable and they were liable to be punished under the law.

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