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Man held for making derogatory remarks against anti-CAA


Press Trust of India Palakkad (Kerala)
A 24-year-old man was arrested here on charges of making derogatory remarks against those protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh after a compliant was filed against him, police said on Wednesday.
Attappadi resident Sreejith Raveendran was nabbed after the Democratic Youth Federation of India, CPI-M's youth wing, filed the complaint, they said.
The man, who claims to be the block coordinator of Bajrang Dal, had on Tuesday posted the video in which he is heard making the comments against Shaheen Bagh protesters,

He is also heard saying protesters will be taught a lesson soon after US President Donald Trump leaves India.
"We got the complaint after his video was widely shared and arrested him today afternoon. He is a daily wage labourer," police said.
A case was registered under section 153(A) of the Indian Penal Code (promoting enmity between different groups based on religion).
The police had earlier said strict action will be taken against those trying to incite communal disharmony by spreading hate speeches, directly or indirectly, through social media.

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First Published: Feb 26 2020 | 6:06 PM IST

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