A video of the 11-year-old boy sitting on the shoulder of a person through the rally held by PFI on Could 21 and elevating allegedly provocative slogans towards Hindus and Christians was shared extensively on social media.
The police stated the household of the boy went into hiding in Kerala’s Kochi following the controversy. The boy was traced by the police two days after the rally, whereas his father was detained in the present day whereas he was returning dwelling to Alappuzha.
The Kerala authorities is prone to file a report involving the boy to the Little one Welfare Committee.
The boy’s father claimed they’d chanted the identical slogans up to now in reference to the protests towards the Nationwide Register of Residents, or NRC, and the Citizenship (Modification) Act, also called the CAA.
“We have now chanted the identical slogans up to now. And we didn’t intend to focus on any faith. It is part of our social gathering exercise,” stated the boy’s father.
When reporters requested the boy who taught him the slogan, he stated, “After I went for NRC programme, I heard it there and learnt it by coronary heart.”
The boy’s father, a PFI member, added, “”The slogan was solely towards Sangh Parivar and never towards Hindus or Christians. This slogan was chanted through the NRC and CAA protests too.”
Mattancherry Assistant Commissioner of Police VG Raveendranath stated youngster welfare officers have been requested to offer counselling to the kid who chanted the alleged hate slogans.
Hours earlier than the PFI rally on Could 21, Bajrang Dal employees took out a “shaurya rally” in Alappuzha, elevating slogans that “the nation can’t be handed over to anti-nationals and communalists.”
Final yr, Alappuzha noticed back-to-back killings of a state chief of the Social Democratic Celebration of India, the political wing of the PFI, and a state BJP chief inside 12 hours.