HIMANGSHU KISHORE’S REMINDER
14th August, 1984.
Sub: Request for proscription of ‘Koran’.
Please refer to my letter dated 20th July, 1984, (delivered in your office on the same date) in which I had made a request for forfeiture of the Islamic book, Koran, for the reason that it contains numerous sayings of Prophet Muhammad which on ground of religion promote disharmony, feeling of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious communities; incite people to commit violence and disturb public tranquility and outrage or insult other religions and the religious feelings of other communities in India, which render the book liable to be forfeited to the Government in terms of Section 95 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, read with Sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code.
I had also enclosed some three annexures to my said letter wherein I had reproduced some of those sayings of the book.
Since you do not seem to have given due consideration to my letter, I would request you, once again, to attend to this matter early.
A copy of my said letter dated 20th July, 1984, is enclosed for your ready reference.