Gowri Lankesh, KL Ashok booked for ‘fiery’ speeches

1:03 PM, Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
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Gowri LankeshMangalore: Writer Gowri Lankesh and social activist KL Ashok have been booked under IPC Section 153A for promoting enmity among classes, during their speeches at a protest organized against home stay attack. The cases have been booked as per the complaint lodged by Deepak, a member of a Hindu organization.

The complainant has also submitted a video clipping of Gowri Lankesh speech.

However, commenting on the development, Gowri Lankesh said she, in her speech had only reaffirmed her faith in the Indian constitution. She also said that she would fight the case legally and added this was the first such case slapped against her.

For Ashok, this is the 14th case for his outspoken views against saffron outfits.

The so called ‘controversial’ speech was made during a protest organized in front of DC office in Mangalore on August 4 by the Karnataka Komu Sauharda Vedike.



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