Shri Ram Sena has demanded immediate release of three youths, who have been arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police for post 'blasphemous' content on Facebook.
HAILING FROM Kishtwar, the youths identified as Kishori Lal, Bansi Lal and Moti Lal have claimed innocence. "They have been kept in jaiI for more than 40 days; they should have been released on bail till pending enquiry," Rajiv Mahajan, SRS state president said in a press release.
"Without proving charges against them how could the district administration put them behind the bars, " Mahajan asked. He criticized the administration for imposing 66(A) of the Information Act on them. He said that two girls hailing from Mumbai
who had also posted a comment on Facebook
about Mumbai bandh were released on bail.
Both Kishori Lal, and Bansi Lal are government teachers, who have been suspended till pending enquiry, and how a teacher who enlightens the students by imparting education could do this sacrilegious act, questioned Mahajan. Even the Police have failed to establish their involvement in the said act. Their parents on one pretext or the other are being told by police that they have been lodged in the jail to maintain law and order in the district.
The Sena President further said that their parents are moving from pillar to post to get their sons released and the administration is paying no heed to them. Mahajan demanded immediate release of the youth and warned, "in case the authorities fail to do so, Shri Ram Sena will launch massive protests."