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Case filed against Sreedharan Pillai for derogatory comments against Muslims

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Attingal police has registered a case against state BJP president P.S. Sreedharan Pillai for alleged derogatory comments about Muslims, calling the remarks “part of the deplorable communal campaign” the party had unleashed for the general election.

The BJP leader has been booked under Section 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc) and 153B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Pillai’s alleged comments came as the BJP leader campaigned for party candidate Shobha Surendran in Attingal constituency near Thiruvananthapuram and slammed the Congress and the CPM for seeking evidence of deaths in the Balakot air strikes in Pakistan.

“(Congress chief) Rahul Gandhi, (CPM general secretary) Sitaram Yechury and (Kerala chief minister) Pinarayi Vijayan wanted to know the religion and caste of the terrorists our armed forces killed in Balakot even after our forces returned after the mission,” Pillai had said on Sunday.

“There are some signs for Muslims. But that can be seen after removing the clothes,” Pillai is alleged to have said, citing a ritual all Muslim males undergo.

V. Sivankutty of the CPM had filed the complaint with the state election commission on Sunday on his party’s behalf.

Pillai had denied making any derogatory comments against Muslims. “The LDF and the UDF are trying to distort what I said. I had only commented against the lowly comments made by Sam Pitroda who sought evidence on the Balakot incident,” Pillai told reporters.

This is not the first time that Pillai has courted controversy with his comments. He had earlier urged cadres of the party’s youth wing to leverage the issue of entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple, saying it was a “golden opportunity” for the BJP.

He had later made a public admission that the Sangh parivar’s Sabarimala agitation — after the Supreme Court lifted the temple ban on women of childbearing age — did not yield the desired results.

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