Vishwa Sanatan Parishad chief booked for promoting enmity between groups in Bengaluru

The Idgah maidan at Chamarajpet in Bengaluru.

The Idgah maidan at Chamarajpet in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K

The Chamarajpet police have registered a suo motu case against the president of the Vishwa Sanatan Parishad charging him with promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion and deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.

The complaint comes in the wake of the accused S. Bhaskaran’s alleged provocative statement to the media on Monday.

Bhaskaran's statement came after the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) announced that the Chamarajpet Idgah maidan belonged to the Revenue Department.

Welcoming the statement, Bhaskaran warned the Wakf Department to remove the Idgah compound, failing which he asked the government to do it at once.

He further said that if the government failed to do it, the Hindutva organisation will carry out the demolition work and raze the structure on December 6.

His statement, according to the complainant, is not only provocative in nature, but also an insult to the community and creates hatred and communally divides the society further.

Controversy over Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru
An attempt to lay underground cables for CCTV cameras at Idgah Maidan in Chamrajpet in Bengaluru led to tension in the area on June 11, 2022. | Video Credit: K Murali Kumar

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