Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat booked for Babri Masjid demolition play in school

He and three others have been booked for deliberately outraging religious feelings

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The Karnataka police have booked four persons in light of the news of the Babri Masjid demolition reenactment by students at the Sri Rama Vidyakendra High School run by RSS strongman Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat.  In the play enacted yesterday, the school children recreated the tearing down of the 16th century Babri mosque and replacing it with a Ram temple. Bhat maintained that the play was an enactment of the ‘injustices’ in the country.

In response to an FIR registered based on a complaint by Aboobacker Siddiqui an activist with the Popular Front of India (PFI), Prabhakar Bhat, as well as Narayana Somaiyyaji, Vasant Madhav and Chinnappa Kotiyan have been charged under Sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and 298 (uttering words, etc with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person) of the IPC by the Bantwal Town police.

Narayana Somayaji is the President of the Sri Rama Vidyakendra Governing Council, Vasant Madhav is the Convenor and Chinnappa Kotiyan is the member of the same.

The Babri Masjid demolition has been held as a criminal act by the Supreme Court. Yesterday at the ‘Kreedotsav’ a sports event at the school, the students dressed in white and saffron clothes waving the ‘bhagwa dhwaj’ were made to reenact the demolition of the Babri Masjid, among chants of ‘Bolo Shri Ramchandra Ki Jai.’

When he was contacted by reporters for a clarification by reporters, the RSS’ south-central region’s executive committee member Bhat said that he did not agree with the Supreme Court’s decision and that there was nothing in showcasing what he thought was a historical event.

Kiran Bedi and DV Sadananda Gowda along with other ministers had attended the event. While DV Sadananda Gowda claimed that he wasn’t there at the time the play was on, Kiran Bedi had tweeted about the play and said that the students of the school must be given a place in the Republic Day parade as well.




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