Kerala Edu minister terms BJP member's misleading video on class 12 results ‘an act of terror’text_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: A BJP ward member in Kerala’s Kollam district has been arrested on a complaint by the Kerala Education Minister, V Sivankutty, for circulating a misleading video in connection with the recently released Class 12 results through his YouTube channel.
The accused, Nikhil Manohar, who is a ward member in the Poruvazhy Panchayat in Kollam district, claimed that the Class 12 results had been withdrawn shortly after its release. The Minister, who came across the video a few days after the incident, lodged a complaint against Nikhil with the Kerala police.
Minister Sivankutty, viewing this act as one of "terror" within the education sector, wasted no time in lodging a complaint against Manohar, leading to his subsequent arrest. Addressing the press during a conference, the Education Minister stated, "The police have apprehended the individual.
This is a grave offence committed against society and can be considered an act of terror within the education sector. The BJP should address the actions of its member. Furthermore, legal action has been initiated against him."
The misleading video, which was circulated through Nikhil Manohar's YouTube channel, caused confusion and panic among students and parents who had been eagerly awaiting the Class 12 results.
However, Minister Sivankutty assured the public that the video's content was completely false, and the results were indeed valid. He also revealed that the video had been promptly deleted after the police complaint was filed.
The Class 12 examination results for this year saw an overall pass percentage of 82.95%, with a total of 3,12,005 students successfully clearing the examination out of the 3,76,135 who appeared for it. The false information disseminated by Nikhil Manohar caused unnecessary distress among students during this significant milestone in their academic journey.
As the news of the arrest spread, political discussions ensued, with attention drawn towards the responsibility of political party members and the need for strict action against those who disseminate misinformation. The BJP is now faced with addressing the actions of its ward member and assuring the public that such incidents will not be tolerated within the party.
The arrest of Nikhil Manohar serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible information dissemination, especially in the digital age. The Kerala government's swift response and commitment to taking legal action against those who spread false news highlight their determination to maintain the integrity of the education sector and protect the interests of students.
The case against Nikhil Manohar will now proceed through the legal system, with the accused facing charges related to the fabrication and circulation of misleading information. The incident serves as a cautionary tale, emphasizing the repercussions that can arise from the dissemination of false news and the need for individuals to exercise caution and verify the information before sharing it with others.