Malayalam writer Kamal C Chavara taken into custody for ‘insulting’ national anthem

The case was lodged against him following a complaint by the Yuva Morcha stating that one of Kamal’s recent Facebook post was in the tone of insulting the national anthem.

By: Express Web Desk | Thiruvanthapuram | Updated: December 18, 2016 9:11 pm
Kamal C Chavara, Malayalam writer arrested, national anthem, Indian national anthem, Indian national anthem before films, arrests for national anthem, Indian Express The Nadakavu police have taken Kamal into custody from Kozhikode city on a case registered against him at the Karunagalapalli Police station few days ago.

Malayalam writer and theatre activist Kamal C Chavara alias Kamalsy Prana was on Sunday taken into custody by Nadakavu police for allegedly insulting the national anthem. Kamal C Chavara was taken into custody from Kozhikode after a case was registered against him at the Karunagalapalli Police station few days ago. “He has been charged under Section 124 (A) of IPC (sedition). He will soon be handed over to Karunagapalli Police,” says Kozhikode north assistant commissioner of police, Prithviraj.

“Karunagapali Police got a phone call over the facebook post of Kamal. We checked it and charged a case against him,” Karunagapally Sub Inspector Rajesh said. Sources closed to Kamal said the case was lodged against him following a complaint by the Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of BJP, in which the organisaiton alleged that one of Kamal’s recent Facebook post was in the tone of insulting the national anthem.

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According to sources, Kamal’s post was an excerpt from his novel “Smashanangalude Notepustakam” which was published in 2015. Kamal was all set to approach the court seeking anticipatory bail in the case.

Earlier this month, eleven people were arrested for not standing when the national anthem was being played before the screening of a film at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in Thiruvananthapuram.

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    Rangachari.Venugopalan
    Dec 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm
    FK with so called Indian National Anthem.
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      Nana
      Dec 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm
      National anthem is a Brahmin invention and so all stupid shudras should sing. Brahminism JI jai. Brahmins ki jai.
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        Mohd Ali
        Dec 18, 2016 at 10:43 am
        I dare him to insult Islam. If you have guts paint Child molester Mohammed. I also challenge you to paint Virgin Mary naked in the name of art. Off course nakedness pope will look ugly.
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          abu fitna
          Dec 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm
          kat uaaaaaaaa atul
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            abu fitna
            Dec 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm
            try fk ing with your momma first.
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              Vikrant
              Dec 18, 2016 at 12:24 pm
              What haooened ur on fire now pants wet forgot freedom of speech
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              Ramesh Kumar
              Dec 18, 2016 at 6:04 pm
              Dont know why the NATIONAL ANTHEM should be subjected to so much abuse, the SC of this country has given out the order, just follow it, if people cannot respect national anthem, will they respect anything else of this country.
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                Ashi
                Dec 18, 2016 at 11:25 am
                Hahahaahahahah these for ucking artists have no sense of national pride n integrity # award wapsi Con-gress brown-nosing f ucks
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