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Publisher Badri Seshadri sent to 14 days judicial custody over controversial comments on Manipur issue

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Published : Jul 29, 2023, 1:12 PM IST

Updated : Jul 29, 2023, 9:37 PM IST

Badri Seshadri has told in an interview that murders will happen in Manipur and it is difficult to stop the violence there. Also, he said that CJI should be given a gun and sent to Manipur to restore the situation.

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Perambalur (Tamil Nadu): Badri Seshadri, publisher and political activist, has been remanded in 14 days judicial custody for making controversial comments about the Manipur issue. The arrest came following a complaint lodged by Kaviarasu, an advocate from Kadoor near Kunnam in Perambalur district.

The Tamil Nadu police on Saturday arrested Badri Seshadri for allegedly defaming Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and making provocative comments on Manipur violence during an interview on YouTube. Seshadri has been booked under sections 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, and others and disrupting harmony) and 505 (public mischief) of the IPC. An advocate had filed a complaint against Seshadri for criticising Supreme Court and CJI. Based on which, the Perambalur district police arrested the publisher from Chennai.

In the interview on July 22, Seshadri said, "Murders will happen in Manipur. Being a complex and hilly area it is difficult to stop the violence there." He also said, "The Supreme Court had said that if the government can't do anything then the court will act. What can CJI Chandrachud do? Give him a gun and send him to Manipur. Let's see what he can do there to restore peace." BJP state president Annamalai condemned the arrest and said that the Tamil Nadu government was relying on arrests and its police were enforcing the government's revenge measures.

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Taking to Twitter, Annamalai wrote, "Tamil Nadu BJP strongly condemns the arrest of renowned publisher and stage speaker Badri Seshadri by the Tamil Nadu Police early this morning. This corrupt DMK government is relying only on arrests without power to address the views of the common people. Is the Tamil Nadu Police's job only to enforce the revenge measures of the corrupt DMK government?"

Last Updated :Jul 29, 2023, 9:37 PM IST
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