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Case filed against BJP leader over Sabarimala remarks

IANS  |  Kozhikode 

The Police on Thursday registered a case under non-bailable charges against state who has claimed that the issue provides a "golden opportunity" for the BJP to grow in

The police have registered the case under Section 505 1(b) of the Indian Penal Code which refers to comments that can cause fear or alarm in the public and disturb peace.

The police action came after a filed a complaint against Pillai for his inflammatory speech of last week.

Pillai said in a speech at a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha here that he told the temple 'tantri' that it would be best to shut down the hill shrine if any woman in the 10-50 age tried to enter it following a verdict.

Pillai also said that the issue provided a "golden opportunity" for the (BJP) to expand its political footprint.

When the case was registered, Pillai, a lawyer, was on a 'rath yatra' that was flagged off from Kasargode and will reach district, where the is located, on November 13.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 17:18 IST