There won’t be any mosques to pray 5 times Kerala BJP workers booked for raising Anti-Muslim hate slogans

Members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, a youth BJP wing in Kerala’s Kannur have been booked on Thursday for raising anti-Muslim slogans Wednesday.

During the march in Thalassery city, slogans like “There won’t be any mosques to pray five times,” were raised by saffron party workers.

“We will not allow you to deliver Azaan in the masjid,” slogans were also raised.

Kannur district police chief Ilangano R said that a case has been registered suo moto.

A case has been registered under IPC section 153-A (creating enmity between different groups) and 143 (unlawful assembly).

Talking to The Hindustan Gazette, Kerala Fraternity Movement President Shamseer Ibrahim said, “We demand that this kind of hate slogans must be treated seriously. Because it’s an open call for hate action against Muslim institutions and mosques in Kerala. This must be treated seriously and the government should take immediate and serious actions against these kinds of incidents.”,

“It was a huge public gathering when such hate speeches were raised. Many top BJP leaders were present at the gathering, along with BJP state President of Tamil Nadu L Murugan, who was the chief guest.”

The fraternity has also filed a complaint against the saffron party members and a case has been registered against 25 unnamed people. Several other parties have also filed complaints at the local police station.

Ibrahim further told THG that BJP’s march with hate slogans occurred immediately after the Islamophobic campaign against Halal foods and restaurants ignited by BJP Kerala president K. Surendran, last week.

In a press conference, Surendran had demanded the Kerala government to ban halal boards in the state.

“Anti-Muslim sloganeering is immediately being followed by this kind of anti halal campaign against Muslim institutions, which needs to be stopped,” he added.

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