Karnataka Woman Booked for Derogatory Remarks Against Muslims on Facebook

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Clarion India

KODAGU, KARNATAKA — Karnataka Police on Tuesday evening booked a woman for her hateful Facebook posts after twitter users ran a campaign against her and demanded her arrest, earlier in the day.

Twitter users from across the state joined hands and launched a twitter campaign against Facebook posts of a woman, wherein she is seen making derogatory comments against Muslims and Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).

The woman identified as Vindhya Poonacha was reportedly promoting hate and derogatory remarks against Muslims and Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) actively, to which the twitter users responded and demanded her arrest while tagging concerned authorities in their tweets, reports VarthaBharti.

Vindhya reportedly hails from Kodagu District in Karnataka and the netizens made sure that they tagged the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of Kodagu District in all their tweets to bring the issue to the notice of the authorities.

The Twitter users also criticised and alleged that the Police inspector at Kushalnagar Police Station had refused to file an FIR against the accused when he was approached.  They have also sought action against the cop for his dereliction of duty.

As a result of bringing the matter to the authorities on twitter, top police officials then contacted the complainant and filed an FIR against the woman. An FIR has been booked at Kushalnagar Town Police Station, reports added.

Confirming the details, the complainant Ajiz GE added that the woman has been booked under Section 153 (A) (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc.,) and 105 (Commencement and continuance of the right of private defense of property) of Indian Penal Code.

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