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Malayalam Writer Arrested For Insulting ‘Jan Gan Man’ Anthem

December 19, 2016 | By

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.

Kamal C Chavara, a Malayalam writer and theatre personality.[File Photo]

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.

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