New Delhi: The Bengaluru Police on Friday detained a woman for holding “Kashmir Mukti [liberation], Dalit Mukti, Muslim Mukti” placard at a protest to counter yesterday’s Pakistan Zindabad sloganeering. She was produced before a local court and has been sent to 14-day judicial custody till March 5. Also Read - Coronavirus: In Letter to UNSC, Pakistan Highlights 'Dire Human Rights Situation' in Jammu And Kashmir
Arudra, the detainee, was spotted sitting, holding the banner at a protest among the participants of a protest, organised by the Hindu Jagaran Vedike opposing Amulya Leona, who had shouted “Pakistan Zindabad“ at an All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) rally on Thursday. The police immediately took Arudra away and asked her to leave the gathering. Also Read - Bengaluru Oncologist Raises Hopes, Claims To Be Close To Discovering A Cure For Covid-19
“She was taken into custody for her own safety along with the placard… we will find out her background, where she has come from and who are behind her among other things,” city police chief Bhaskar Rao had earlier told reporters, adding that she did not raise any slogans. A case was registered against her suo-moto for offences under the Indian Penal Code for creating enmity between different groups of people. Also Read - Bengaluru Police Will Arrest People With Home Quarantine Stamp if Found Out-of-Doors
The Hindu Jagaran Vedike organised the protest in Bengaluru a day after Amulya, the 19-year-old college student and anti-establishment activist triggered national outrage by shouting “Pakistan Zindabad” at an anti-CAA rally in the presence of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
Amulya was taken into custody and subsequently produced before a judicial magistrate that sent her to 14-day custody. A sedition case was also filed against her. The controversial sloganeering caused the police to provide security to her residence at Koppa in Chikkamagaluru after some protesters had staged demonstrations.