PC George, a senior Kerala politician and former chief of the Kerala Congress (M), was briefly detained by police on suspicion of hate speech on the Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelan on Sunday earlier than being granted bail by the court docket. Whereas George is well-known for his colourful language and the following points, he has not too long ago focused Muslims in his talks. It is a change for the 71-year-old outdated man, who used to have Muslim backing in his Kottayam district pocket borough of Poonjar. Examine the whole particulars right here.
George declared Friday on the Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelan, an occasion sponsored by the Sangh Parivar, that eating places managed by Muslims needs to be averted as a result of they make the most of impotence-causing drops. He additionally talked about “love jihad” and an “agenda to construct a Muslim country” by “sterilizing men and women (of other faiths).” Varied pro-BJP Hindu organizations, in addition to the right-wing Christian Affiliation and Alliance for Social Motion, marched in Thiruvananthapuram to protest George’s arrest earlier than he was granted bail.
PC George Arrested Over Hate Speech
“My arrest was (Chief Minister) Pinarayi Vijayan’s present to extremists,” George remarked as he walked out of the Justice of the Peace court docket in Thiruvananthapuram, the place he was given bail. I’m sticking to my phrases from the Hindu Maha Sammelan. Extremists have been harm by my phrases. The CPM and Congress need jihadists to again them up.” Police had filed a grievance in opposition to George, accusing him of inciting non secular hatred and appearing in a method that jeopardized the upkeep of peace. He was apprehended at Poonjar, the place he lived.
George is a six-time winner from Poonjar, together with as an Unbiased within the 2016 Meeting elections, when he defeated the UDF, LDF, and NDA. He’s identified domestically as a next-door man who’s at all times obtainable for his residents. George started his political profession with the Kerala Congress (Mani), which is now an affiliate of the CPM, and later shifted to a breakaway get together, Okay C. (Joseph). He left the KC(J) in 2006 and based the Kerala Congress (Secular).
In the course of the tenure in energy of veteran V S Achuthanandan, he had affiliated with the Left in an unofficial capability after a fast election win in 2006. His closeness to Achuthanandan drew the wrath of his CPM opponents, particularly Pinarayi Vijayan. In addition to, the ruling CPM and Opposition Congress have criticized George for his remarks on the Friday assembly. The CPM demanded in a press release that George tender an apology and retract his assertion.