“Remember Gujarat?”: Police Case Against 100 BJP Workers Over Kerala March
A complaint has been filed against around 100 BJP activists for allegedly shouting communal slogans at a recent march taken out to support the Citizenship Amendment Act in Kerala’s Kozhikode district, police said.
Abuses and references to the Gujarat riots had rent the air along with slogans supporting the controversial law as the activists made their way through Kozhikode district’s Kuttiadi town on Monday. While “don’t you remember Gujarat?” went one such refrain shouted during the march, the others were fairly unprintable.
The BJP activists were believed to be referring to the 2002 Gujarat riots, which claimed more than a thousand lives in a three-day period that’s arguably among the darkest in Indian history.… Police said they have filed a case under vilification, attack based on religion, identity, residence, language and unlawful assembly on the basis of a complaint from the Democratic Youth Federation of India, the youth wing of the ruling CPI(M).…
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