Kochi: One individual has been arrested by the Kerala Police for allegedly raising offensive slogans during a demonstration of the Popular Front of India (PFI) in the Alappuzha district. A case has been filed on the matter, and the group’s leaders have been identified as defendants.
The person who has been held hails from Kottayam’s Erattupetta. It is suspected that he brought the child to the rally, Manorama reported.
The first and second accused in the case have been identified as PFI Alappuzha unit president Navas Wandan and Secretary Mujeeb. The individual who carried the boy on his shoulders would be deemed a defendant in the case as well.
According to police, a charge has been filed under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code that deal with inciting hatred amongst religious groups.
“The case has been registered against the organisers of the event. Section 153 A has been charged. The case is also against the group of people with whom the minor boy attended the rally,” a police officer said.
The Minor’s Hate Slogan In PFI Rally
A young child can be seen in a video on social media yelling anti-Hindu and anti-Christian slogans at a demonstration organized by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala’s Alappuzha on Saturday.
In the video, the boy who was being carried on a man’s shoulders said, “Keep rice ready. Yama [god of death] will visit your home. If you live respectfully, you can live in our place. If not, we don’t know what will happen.”