December 19, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Thiruvananthapuram: The State Police on Sunday evening arrested a malayalam writer and a theater artist for allegedly insulting the Jan Gan Man anthem.
Writer named Kamal C Chawara aka Kamalsy Prana had posted excerpts on Facebook from his book that allegedly contained derogatory references to the Jan Gan Man anthem.
As per the media reports the youth wing of the BJP , Bhartiya Yuva Morcha had filed a complaint against Chavara, citing his post on the social media website.
Chavara was reportedly arrested from Kozhikkode (north Kerala), where he had gone to attend a function.
Later in the evening, he was released on bail. He alleged that he was humiliated by policemen, though officials denied his charges.
Interestingly , the incident has come on the heels along with the arrest of six people for not standing up when the Jan Gan Man anthem was played before the screening of a film at the International Film Festival (IFFK) in Thiruvananthapuram.