By Special Correspondent
The Central Crime Branch police have arrested a member of Hindu Tamil Peravai organization from Nandambakkam town in Tamil Nadu for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad on social media. The complaint was lodged at the Chennai Police Commissioner’s Office on behalf of the Popular Front of India.
Moreover, police have also arrested a Youtuber, Surendran Natarajan, for allegedly portraying Hindu deity Lord Murugan in an offensive way, which had sparked a controversy.
In an apparent attempt to create communal conflict, right-wing people propagated that man who hurt sentiments of Hindus by misrepresenting the Hindu deity was a Muslim and his name was Hafeez. However, their claim was exposed when authorities identified the man as Surendran Natarajan, who was a former member of the RSS and had later joined Periyarist Organizations.
The series of events unfolded after Sivanadiar Mount Gopal of Hindu Tamil Peravai organization urged authorities to take action against the person who showed Hindu deity in an offensive manner, whom he tough was a Muslim. The Federal Criminal Police registered a case and conducted an investigation over the same. In their investigation, the police also found Gopal had posted offensive comments about Prophet Muhammad on social media. Following this, the Central Criminal Division police registered a case under sections 153 (a), 295 (a), 505 (i) (b) of the IPC and arrested him from Nandambakkam.
Day ago the police had arrested Surender of ‘Verma Cartoons’ for publishing a cartoon that purportedly insults Muslims and Prophet Muhammad. Surender (30) hails from Keelkumaramangalam village near Villupuram. In a shocking move, state joint general secretary of right-wing party Hindu Makkal Katchi, Asaithambi, condemned his arrest and chanted slogan in his favour.