Kochi: Kerala High Court Wednesday sought the government's views on a petition seeking to register an FIR against Bishop of Thamarassery, Mar Remegiose Inchananiyal, for allegedly making a provocative speech on November 21 with regard to the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats.
Justice Harun-Ul Rashid issued the direction in this regard on a petition by Advocate A X Varghese, seeking to register an FIR against the bishop.
The alleged offensive speech was made before the Kozhikode collectorate.
The petitioner contended that the bishop had made a provocative speech which could evoke enmity against a group of persons.
The bishop had reportedly stated in his speech that if the report was implemented, "it may result in another Jalinwala Bagh tragedy.