Kathi Mahesh ban sparks row in Hyderabad
- The controversial movie critic has been barred from coming into the southern metropolis.
- Kathi Mahesh waded into controversy when his feedback on Ramayana raised the hackles of pro-Hindu outfits.
- He was taken into custody and later he was let off at his native village.
Telangana Police’s resolution to ban Telugu movie critic Kathi Mahesh from coming into Hyderabad for six months has created a stir. A number of activists have alleged that the police motion is akin to a knee-jerk response.
On Monday (July 9) Telangana Director Basic of Police (DGP) M Mahendar Reddy introduced that Kathi Mahesh was externed for six month from Hyderabad for allegedly hurting the spiritual sentiments of individuals resulting in a menace to regulation and order.
Kathi Mahesh waded into controversy when his feedback on Ramayana throughout a Telegu TV present raised the hackles of pro-Hindu organisations. BJP MLA T Raja Singh demanded his arrest.
On Monday, Kathi Mahesh was taken into custody by Hyderabad metropolis police and later he was let off at his native village in Chittoor district to Andhra Pradesh.
Whereas the transfer of police was appreciated by right-wing organisations, it was questioned by activists as to why the police have been so harsh and hasty on Kathi Mahesh. Activists additionally accused the police of not taking motion towards politicians who’re repeatedly making hate speeches and have plenty of first info experiences (FIRs) registered towards them.
“Its clearly a politically motivated resolution. BJP MLA T Raja Singh is dealing with over 30 circumstances of hate speech and he has not even been arrested. He’s repeatedly instigating folks towards a specific group on social media however the police look the opposite means,” mentioned political activist and social employee Amjadullah Khan.
However defending its resolution DGP Reddy mentioned that the presence of Kathi Mahesh was threatening the peace and tranquility of the town.
In accordance with him, Hyderabad has been peaceable for the previous two years and thats why the choice of barring his entry for six month in Hyderabad was taken.
Metropolis police has additionally issued a discover to the regional TV channel that had telecast the controversy; the police are ready for the channel to answer after which motion could be initiated beneath the provisions of the Cable TV Community Regulation Act if mandatory.
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