SDPI leader booked for staging skit on BabriMasjid

Police Commissioner T.R. Suresh said that the sequence of events leading to the demolition of the Babri Masjid was enacted during the 10-minute-long skit. As this skit had the potential to incite communal hatred, the Ullal Police Inspector took suo motu cognisance of the play and booked Mr. Jokatte, as he was the one who had sought permission for the expo. SDPI had organized Babri Expo programme near Sayyed Madani Dargah, Ullal on February 1 this year, demanding reconstruction of Babri Masjid. A short play showing crashing of the mosque, performing puja of Lord Rama, and RSS leaders going in procession with ringing bells in their hands, was staged on the occasion. The police personnel who were present at the spot had reported the matter to senior police officials, duly attaching video clip of the programme.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Public park
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Police/Investigating Agency
Location of incident Public park Was cross FIR filed 0
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case under sections 505, 298, 153A, 149 and 105 of Indian Penal Code and also 109 of Karnataka Police Act was registered in Ullal police station

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Role of police Unsatisfactory Current status
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judgement Reference other information Ullal police have registered a Suo Moto case against Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) Dakshina Kannada district unit president, Athaulla Jokatte. SDPI State general secretary Riyaz Farangipet accused the police of f
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Date of incident: February 01, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Athaulla Jokatte
    Name of Perpetrator Athaulla Jokatte
    State Karnataka
    District/City Mangalore
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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