Bhopal: Ex-BJP MLA, 16 Others Held on V-Day for Love Jihad Attacks
Seventeen people, including a former BJP MLA, were arrested in Bhopal on Valentine’s Day for two incidents of vandalism. Two groups of people charged into a hookah bar and a restaurant on Sunday, 14 February, and accused the owners of promoting ‘love jihad’.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Bhopal DIG Irshad Wali said, “Based on the complaint and all those who were identified, we have arrested 17 people, including ex-MLA Surendra Nath Singh.”
The attackers, who were carrying saffron flags and chanting slogans of ‘Jai Sri Ram’ identified themselves as workers of the BJP’s youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and Shiv Sena. One group of BYJM workers forced themselves into Junkyard Cafe in Bhopal’s Shyamla Hills, harassed customers and destroyed the cafe’s property….