New Delhi: Following a complaint against two people who had allegedly ‘liked’ an offensive post against goddess Kali on a social site, two Muslim youth were arrested from Maharashtra’s Antop Hill.
This was done following a demand by several activists in Bhopal who approached the police on May 10 and asked for action to be taken against the people who, they alleged, had liked an offensive post against goddess Kali on a Facebook group called Naadan Parinday.
According to the police, one of the accused had created the image while the other had circulated it.
The two Muslim youth were booked under Section 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony).
The Bhopal police, in joint operation with the Mumbai police, have taken the accused persons into custody and transferred them to Madhya Pradesh.
Bajrang Dal leader Chandrashekhar Tiwari claimed that a Muslim youth from Bhopal first liked the post, followed by several others, which drew the attention of the activists who then approached several police stations with their complaint.