In a recent development, right-wing activist Kajal Hindustani was arrested by Gujarat police on Sunday and thrown into Junagadh jail. The arrest was made in connection with a speech delivered by Hindustani, in which she talked about forced conversion in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district.
According to police officials, Hindustani delivered a “hate speech” on Ram Navami, which caused a communal clash in Una town on April 1. She has been accused of inciting violence and creating communal tension through her speech.
The police acted swiftly and arrested Hindustani, who is a well-known right-wing activist in the state. She has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc.) and Section 295A (outraging religious feelings of any class of citizens).
The arrest has been hailed by various groups and individuals who have called for strict action against those who incite communal tension and violence. The state government has also taken a strong stand on the matter, with the Chief Minister condemning the speech and calling for strict action against those responsible.
The incident has once again brought to the fore the issue of hate speech and communal tension in the state. The police have urged people to maintain peace and harmony and not to indulge in any activity that can lead to violence and unrest.
Hindustani’s arrest has been met with mixed reactions, with some calling it an attack on free speech and others hailing it as a step towards maintaining law and order in the state. The case is currently under investigation, and further details are awaited.