Blasphemous comments on Mecca: Harish Bangera set to be released from Saudi prison


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Jul 15: Harish Bangera who was arrested and imprisoned by the Saudi authorities for making blasphemous comments on the Saudi Crown Prince and Mecca, the holy site of Muslims across the world, is set to be released and will be arriving at his native soon.

Sathish Kumar Bajal, president of Mangaluru Association Saudi Arabia (MASA) informed that Harish Bangera will be back soon. The MASA has paid for the flight tickets. Satish also thanked the Indian Embassy, Indian Overseas Forum, Manikantan, Mohammed Shareef, Dammam, Prasanna Bhat, Riyadh, Prakash Poojary, Riyadh, Kamalaksha Adyar, Al Kober, Joyson and others for their help in the release of Harish Bangera.

It may be recalled that Harish Bangera who hails from Kundapur, was working as an AC technician in Damman. He had landed in trouble for allegedly uploading a blasphemous and provocative post on Facebook on December 21, 2019.

As the post came to the attention of Saudi authorities, the police in Dammam arrested him within an hour after the complaint was made.

Harish's employers too terminated him from the job with immediate effect.

The incident has become a grave reminder to Indians staying in Gulf and Middle East countries against uploading any blasphemous or objectionable posts and pictures online, relating to religious beliefs. Cyber rules are very strict and the authorities are known to take immediate and stringent action against anyone posting inflammatory comments on social media.

 

 

 

  

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Why is it ommited that he did not make those comments, 2 brothers Abdul Huyez and Abdul Thuyez, made a fake account in his name and posted deregatory comments to get him arrested. Udupi police had arrested them in 2020. https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=762132

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  • Don D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Freedom of speech is the bedrock of democracy and violent tyrants and dictators are out to silence any forms of dissent. However, that is not to be confused by willful slander, and libel when one says or does things that wrongfully brings disrepute to a person, organization, religion or country.

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Saudi Arabia is not India

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Rsrb kundapur...Sanjay Hebri...I absolutely agree here with what you said...If he was innocent or framed, he should have been released immedeatly but u must have also seen the video where he is apologising to everybody after realising the gravitiy of the mistake..He is an uneducated guy who has no idea about the law of land..He thought that its ok to use social media , the way it is used in india...His biggest mistake is getting influenced by hate culture against one religion..Brother..you knw the best solution..we need to kick this social media out of our lives and we all will be fine..

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    AJ, Mangalore Despite doing not mistake, I have seen people apologizing with powerful entities. Sometimes, innocents apologize with police. Also innocents apologize to rowdies / dacoits. Apology is part of the escaping technique from powerful (sometimes powerful are right people and sometimes powerful are wrong people). Real apology is the one where individuals do silently with GOD.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mical ,Kudla ,Kodial

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    He is a hero .. Just imagine in India ,how many would have been in jail ..here the minorities have scant regard for the majority.. They don't even know that they are a minority

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    He is zero, appreciate Saudi Authorities for his release.

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Hero nikk au....Ayena naseeb yedde undu..appreciate the saudi govt for their generosity and ask your cheddi frends in saudi or any gulf countries to refrain from abusing any religion..Hope his mentality is changed now ...

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    sense_Shetty, Mical ,Kudla ,Kodial First of all, what “regard” you expect from minorities? Do you think the socalled minorities are not equivalent to majorities to give you special regard? If you expect such special regard, respect and attention from us like you expect from those Dalits, then I would say don’t expect such things from us. We can respect you like we respect the people belonging to our own communities, not more than that. It’s only in India where we have minorities and majorities, nowhere in the world. People like you expect special regard but don’t give that regard to those minorities. I lived in the Mid-East Countries and as long as you are law-abiding citizens, there is no harm for you. I’m now living in a country where Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians are equal. You are not treated based on your religion and color. The Whites or Christians don’t expect special regard from Blacks or other immigrants. A piece of advice to you: give respect to minorities and get respect from them. You are not superior to them. They are also Indians like you. The only superiority people like you have is muscle power which they don’t have.

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    sense_Shetty, you are commenting senseless. First of all, what “regard” you expect from minorities? Do you think the socalled minorities are not equivalent to majorities to give you special regard? If you expect such special regard, respect and attention from us like you expect from those Dalits, then I would say don’t expect such things from us. We can respect you like we respect the people belonging to our own communities, not more than that. It’s only in India where we have minorities and majorities, nowhere in the world. People like you expect special regard but don’t give that regard to those minorities. I lived in the Mid-East Countries and as long as you are law-abiding citizens, there is no harm for you. I’m now living in a country where Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians are equal. You are not treated based on your religion and color. The Whites or Christians don’t expect special regard from Blacks or other immigrants. A piece of advice to you: give respect to minorities and get respect from them. You are not superior to them. They are also Indians like you. The only superiority you have is your muscle power which they don’t have.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Jeevan, Kudla "I agree , but what about Bhatkal brothers and Zakir nayak ???" Get them back and prosecute and punish them as per law of the land. Show the power of chappan inch.

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Why did Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a traitor like Zakir Naik, he happens to be a religious bigot, known for hate speech, funding terrorism !!!

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Zakir Naik, is a treacherous rat, from Nagpada, Mumbai... This Bandicoot used to slander, insult, abuse " Non Believers " His Peace TV channel, has been banned across India... Non Bailable warrant has been issued against this hate preacher, who is holed up in Malaysia !!!

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Chaddi gang will now be ready with garlands at the airport for Addori Swagata. One more bacchali added to the party.

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  • Ashraf Hussain, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    ...and you are asha kirana to fanatic terrorists in Syria!

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Eshwar ke ghar der hai andher nahi... Harish ji welcome to our punya Bhoomi...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Jeevan Kudla ,first let him step into our Land.then welcome .Not yet out or?I just think now many times people comment when some crime or any small theft happen say It should be laws of Saudi or UAE.be appleid.Now person who got entangled with some problems in Saudi,want the person come back soon.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    First of all why he went for arab country , there are lots of jobs over here, ask job with heng punglee head he will give jobs to all.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Blasphemy Laws are precisely created to terrorize " Non Believers " in medieval Islamic nations... Many individuals from different faiths are languishing in Pakistan and middle East regions... The barbaric act of stoning or decapitation is widely accepted form of capital punishment... H. Bangera is lucky to escape certain death...

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  • Rezy, Mlore/Mct

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    This is the reality of Blinders (AndhBakths). Live and let Live. Come out permanently from getting brainwashed from Feku and Daku Bhagoda supporters gang. Good life can be yours.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Why are we not talking about two persons who hacked his account and set him up.

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  • S.F.H, Indian

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    I tell you what, this idiot is really lucky..let him consider it has punarjanma and lead a good life respecting all religion ahead

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    India should also have such stringent laws for those who spit venom against the country and do not abide by the law of the land !!!

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Take him at procession whenever he lands at airport. If possible give him a post at BJP. Mp seat of udupi chickamangaliru is suitable for him. Because shobakka now at Central ministrial.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Ladies and Gentlemen. Meet you next MP from Dakshina Kannada.

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Ideal candidate for BD or VHP,

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    I agree , but what about Bhatkal brothers and Zakir nayak ???

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  • Charan, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Some people still not opened to modern world , If you write against superstitions, hegemony , stone-age rules it will considered as blasphemous for some,

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    it is not good to do ಅಧಿಕ ಪ್ರಸಂಗ when you are earning your bread loaf in a foreign country...

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    He got for what he done. Similarly the Indian law has to change for who spread hatred across communities through social media.

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  • Thala Dhoni, Chennai

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    He will spread communal poison the moment he lands in India. Fortunately for him this time his bosses will Garland him

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  • kujuma, manglaore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Saudi has changed a lot because of the new crown prince who is very impartial and accomodating. Good that the kattar panthis are changing.. now the majority religion of INdia cannot say that they are the only ones who are tolerant, though it does not stand good now as right wing organizations are creating havoc throughout the country.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    That is the generosity a true religion teaches. Just yesterday there was a news item of an 80 year old made to fall at the feet and seek forgiveness. God forgives gods children for errors we commit, it is human arrogance which gets pleasure out of hurting each other.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Most of the good recruitment companies, before sending people to Saudi Arabia for jobs as well as good companies in Saudi Arabia before starting the work, orient employees that they have to keep away from politics, religion and women. Also, they instruct that as employees have come to Saudi Arabia with all their limbs, Saudi govt expects them to go back to India with all their limbs intact. Anyway, this man has made a mistake and thank God, he is released early. This incident is a reminder to all employees in KSA.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Satyameva Jayate.....

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Really innocent...

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  • danny king, Saudi

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Dude he just got his second life. he did mistake it was already posted by him,he admitted his crime. Perhaps prince MBS was in good mood. This is warning to rest all of us you go to gulf,earn and come back enjoy rest of your life. obviously BD has thought him something else

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    If he has done mistake, he should be punished as per the law. Be it hanging or chopping his head. If he has not done mistake, then there is a need to investigate further on it and punish those who conspired against him.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    He should have followed the law of land there.....

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  • Udupi citizen, udupi

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Hope he realised his mistake...just one comment his career was distroyed. This guy was a perfect example those people who don't respect other communities and law .... Respect every person like human ...

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Straight away ticket booked for contest local election.

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  • Rajesh Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Good lesson. Hope he doesn't start again once he touches Kundapura.

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  • Ajith Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    He had a job in Saudi which could feed his family and live peacefully, now he has come back home with no job and no idea of life ahead im pretty sure no religious organization would come to his help. These organizations only know to add unwanted thinking to poor peoples mind and when they need help they are unheard. Atleast this guy should learn from his past and make his life a beautiful and better one. All religion speaks about living with harmony and brother hood .. its only we have made rules as per our needs and divided society based on politcal needs.

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  • Mohd, Mangaluru/Shj

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    By this time, he might have realized the value of life. Communal hatred gave nothing in his life. For some extent RSS is influenced him for this kind of acts. I wish him very best for his remaining life, and let him lead his life with his family peacefully.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Egypt's Nasser started hunting the Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the early 1960s, and Saudi Arabia sheltered them, gave them jobs as judges, religious scholars and school teachers. These Egyptians completely overtook the Saudi Government and its policies. The 1979 Mecca incident only helped their stranglehold. MBS had the courage to clip their wings. They lost their jobs, income, houses and even citizenship. Suddenly we find hardly anything qualifies as a religious offence. If something does, the punishment is very little. Mr Bangera has been saved by MBS' reforms.

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Instead of being thankful to the people of all faiths who worked for his release, i wonder and fear, if this criminal as per Saudi law, will get a royal welcome when he arrives in mangalore with all bjp workers there to welcome him

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    This is Saudi for you. Saudi authorities did a great thing. What is happening in India? Indian authorities killed Fr. Stan Swamy whose only fault is he fought for the rights of people. This is the difference between India and other countries.

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthan

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Well Said.

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Hyper nationalism and religious bigotry works in India not in the Middle East. Lesson for all others (educated and uneducated )who are waiting in the wings to show their pseudo might that if they play the games they play in India they will bite dust. What did this man achieve by being a facebook warrior.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    One more Clean Chit ...

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    India should have same rules then there will be religious harmony

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  • Tania, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Don't understand why people like Harish go to a muslim country to work/make money when they are against muslims/talk bad about muslims. Might as well stay in your own country

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  • Wilfred, mangalore

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Thank you for release ,Forgive others and we will be forgiven

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 15 2021

    India too need similar law

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  • Praveen, Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 15 2021

    Even gulf countries are far better than India. In india we even don't hesitate to kill 85 years senior citizens with sedition case.

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 15 2021

    Respect for other religions is a must.

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  • Pukka, Mangaluru47

    Thu, Jul 15 2021

    ungrateful guys! He will start the same here again but in a different way

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 15 2021

    Happy for his family members. Thanks to all those who helped his release and those remembered him during prayers. I believe , this guy has been framed. I may be wrong For me , while working ...work is God. everyone should follow this.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Thu, Jul 15 2021

    Thank god he is released.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jul 16 2021

    Al Dsouza Canada ,I say thank God he is released and can go back to his country alive.One should keep in mind always ,where we are ,what are rules of that country,and any need to write or talk blaspemious over other religion .Please mind one is not in India ,talk rubbish .Best is please be friendly and do your work and go home ,think for what you have to come ,there is someone waiting to see you at your home.If you have any problems go to your consulate for answers.Media is always a wrong choice.Even friends too should be chosen after long thinking and varyfied .Now for him end of his dreams.Will be a good lesson for him.Afterall any country certainly will not tolarate any blasphamous comments from anyone on religion.

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