Mahila Congress leader accused of defaming Hindu gods

Shylaja V.

Shylaja V. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

General Secretary of State Mahila Congress unit Shylaja V. and four others have been accused of defaming Hindu gods in a show on social networking app Clubhouse. In turn, Ms. Shylaja has accused three people of throwing stones at her house in Kasba village of Puttur on Saturday evening, which she said was prompted by the circulation of an edited audio and video clipping on YouTube about their discussion on Clubhouse.

In a complaint registered at the Puttur Town Police Station, Praveen Kumar, a resident of Kasba village, accused Ms. Shylaja, Preetu Shetty alias Mahalakshmi, Anil, Puneet and others of defaming Hindu gods during the session, Sunday Uncles and Monday Suns, on Clubhouse at 9 p.m. on Thursday last.

Accusing them of hurting religious sentiments and creating communal tension, Mr. Kumar has sought action against the accused. His complaint was registered for an offence punishable under Section 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code.

Shylaja’s house in Kasba village, Puttur. 

Shylaja’s house in Kasba village, Puttur.  | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Ms. Shylaja, an advocate, in her counter complaint, has said that three people came to her house on a motorcycle at around 4.30 p.m. on Saturday and threw stones and mud oil on the windows of her house. In another compliant, she said that this attack was prompted by the circulation of an edited audio and video of her talk on Clubhouse by promoters of Mahesh YouTube Channel on Friday.

A photo denoting the condolence of her death was pasted outside her office. She sought action against M.S. Mumtaz, anchor of Vikram YouTube Channel, and others associated with the channel. Her complaint has been registered for offences punishable under Sections 505(2) and 509 of the Indian Penal Code.

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