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Hyderabad Law Student in trouble for FB post on Narendra Modi

Hyderabad Law Student in trouble for FB post on Narendra Modi
Written by Abhishek Rana

A Law Student from Hyderabad came into trouble when he shared a social media, specifically a Facebook post that included a comment about Narendra Modi, with connection to the controversial movie Padmavati. He was questioned for 17 hours, and the let go. Aarif Muhammad, who studies at a law college in Banjara Hills, was picked up by the police on Saturday, at 11:30 pm, who were in plain clothes. He was attending a function at Gudimalkapur, Mehdipatnam and was then released at 5pm on Sunday. Aarif had shared a post, that had been initially written on cathnews.com, which was quoting a twitter post in which a filmmaker had offered 1 lakh prize to anyone who would hit the Prime Minister with a slipper.

Talking to a big publication, Aarif said, “I was interrogated through the night and I explained to police that I had only shared an article posted on a website. They wanted to know if I had written the article and I clarified to them that I did not.”

Aarif was interrogated by different sets of policemen as to why he had shared such a post on Facebook. He had been taken to Gachibowli police station. Ram Subramanium, a filmmaker had suggested that bounty on Modi in his Twitter post.  “I am offering ₹1 lakh to anyone who throws a chappal/shoe at Narendramodi. Welcome to the new Indian culture. Foundation laid by BJP4India.”

 

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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