TMMK cadre held for ‘hate speech’ against Modi, Shah

Police on Wednesday arrested the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) party’s headquarters Speaker from his house in Tiruchy district for allegedly delivering a hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
TMMK cadre held for ‘hate speech’ against Modi, Shah


M.Mohammed Shareef (24) was arrested by the Mangalamedu police on charges of sedition, disobedience to order, threat to public servant, provoking breach of peace and criminal intimidation.

A heavy police personnel team led by Mangalamedu Deputy Superintendent of Police Devarajan arrested Shareef from his house at Marsingpet in Tiruchirapalli city.

The arrest was made five days after he addressed a street corner meeting of the party to condemn the BJP government at the Centre for withdrawing special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 at Labbaikudikadu in Perambalur district. “We received a video footage featuring him on the basis of which an FIR was lodged on August 26. He has been arrested and investigation is on into the matter,” the police said.

In a video that surfaced on social media, Shareef is shown telling the gathering on the night of August 23 that the BJP and the RSS were the public’s policy enemy. Not only minorities, people from other religions were also affected by them (the BJP and the RSS) and hence we are speaking for all, Shareef reportedly said.

Shareef is also reportedly heard in the video delivering offensive comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. He also dared the Intelligence officials to take note of his remark. Soon after the arrest, Shareef was taken to Mangalamedu police station, where senior police and intelligence officials grilled him over his remarks.

Meanwhile, Shareef was removed from the party post by TMMK President M.H.Jawahirullah on Wednesday for allegedly making the hate speech.

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