BJP workers protesting in Mandya. File image for representation purposes only. | Photo Credit: MA SRIRAM


A BJP worker has been arrested for allegedly shouting a pro-Pakistan slogan during a protest held in the town in December 2022.

Confirming the arrest of Ravi, a resident of Danayakanapura in Mandya, who is also a BJP worker, senior police officials said the Mandya West Police station had taken him into custody on Monday, March 4, night.

A Congress worker named Kannambadi Kumar had lodged a complaint against BJP workers for shouting “Pakistan Zindabad” during a protest in Mandya. The Mandya West Police station, which registered an FIR, had arrested Ravi in this connection.

The pro-Pakistan slogan was shouted during a protest organised by the BJP in Mandya against derogatory remarks by Pakistan foreign minister. Though BJP workers were shouting “Pakistan Murdabad” and “Hindustan Zindabad”, a BJP worker had allegedly shouted “Pakistan Zindabad”.

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