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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                    aslam
                    Dec 19, 2016 at 10:57 am
                    Insulting National flag or National Anthem is a crime should be given severe punishment. National flag is the symbol of sacrifice for the freedom struggle of India. India is the largest democratic country in the world, do not make it into pieces. It is the time to unite and fight against terrorist and communal forces.
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                      atul
                      Dec 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                      Gupt Rooge and blind bakht of Imptent Feku G. RSS chaddi walas never took part in freedom struggle. Hidden terror organization headed my m killer Amit shah and Mohan Bhagwat. get rid them of all for once
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                        Franky
                        Dec 18, 2016 at 2:55 pm
                        He is looking like terrorist before become he should be given solid pasting and throw in jail
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                          gopal
                          Dec 19, 2016 at 3:03 am
                          The Kerala Govt is very smart..It allows artists and so called liberals to allow insult to the national anthem, the hindu community etc . parallel it allows cops to arrest whoever has done the mischief..this way the govt can claim to be in the support of free thinkers and at the same time not get into trouble for not taking action
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                            Guru
                            Dec 18, 2016 at 11:53 am
                            Valid question, answer that...
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                              Jeevan Karkera
                              Dec 18, 2016 at 2:35 pm
                              Kujliwal and Pappu hi will now rush to Kerala.
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                                Jeswin
                                Dec 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm
                                Come on.. That is arvind kejriwal wearing a muffler.
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                                  Jeswin
                                  Dec 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm
                                  ok afzal, hope you finished cleaning the scooter.
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                                    Kabir
                                    Dec 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                                    calm down, before you ask everyone else, ask those nagpurvasis why they celebrated Indian Independence day as a black day!
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                                      karunakarnarayan
                                      Dec 25, 2016 at 5:06 pm
                                      this man is an insignificant writer or whatever he is. Just getting a lot of publicity for nothing .
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                                        KIRAN
                                        Dec 18, 2016 at 8:04 pm
                                        Any one insulting national anthem should be in jail for rest of their life. Irrespective of party or fame.
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                                          L bhadrapati Devi
                                          Dec 18, 2016 at 10:47 am
                                          Artistic exercise at the cost of national interest is unfortunate. However, freedom of expression in social media should be relaxed for literary persons.
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                                            HILARY
                                            Dec 19, 2016 at 6:00 am
                                            Registering a case on a complaint is alright but arresting him is ridiculous.
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