Two youths have been arrested in Muzaffarnagar district for allegedly posting an objectionable photograph of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, a police official said on Monday.
Shah Nazar and Danish have been charged with making statements that promote enmity between groups and for publishing obscene material in electronic form, Sub-Inspector at Jansath police station Vikram Bhati said.
The duo, residents of communally-sensitive Kawal village, had allegedly circulated a photograph of Adityanath on WhatsApp and wrote objectionable comments against a religion.
They were produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Jitender Singh, who sent them to judicial custody until December 4.
Kawal village had witnessed communal tension during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.