An FIR has been filed against BJP MP Maneka Gandhi. She delivered provocative statements against a Muslim- majority district in Kerala, Malappuram. These statements give the communal colour to the elephant death incident in Kerala.
Gandhi in an interview on 3 June, said that the Malappuram is the most violent district. She further blamed Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader and MP from Kerala’s Wayanad.
“Look at the crime rate in Malappuram. Communal conflicts are highest there,” she said. She further said that every day there is some incident in Malappuram. She added that they have killed so many women and they create Hindu-Muslim tensions, chop off people’s arms. “The situation in Malappuram is very scary. It seems as if the Kerala government is scared of Malappuram because it does not take any action. The weakest people in the administration are sent to Malappuram,” she said.
Maneka Gandhi: “Look At The Crime Rate In Malappuram. Communal Conflicts Are Highest There”
Further, after these remarks made by her, 7 complaints were filed against her. The complainants included the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the Youth Congress, the Democratic Youth Federation of India, the Solidarity Youth Movement and Supreme Court lawyer K.R. Subhash Chandran among others.
The Quint reported what Malappuram district police chief Abdul Karim IPS told them that an FIR has been filed under section 153 of the Indian Penal Code.
As per further reported by The Quint that it has confirmed that the incident happened in Palakkad district and not Malappuram.
“The elephant found dead in a forest area in the Mannarkkad division of Palakkad district. Such incidents have happened in the past but we have taken all steps to prevent them,” K Sunil Kumar, Divisional Forest Office, Mannarkkad, told The Quint.
On Friday, the official website of an NGO founded by Maneka Gandhi was hacked. Moreover, the hackers flashed a message on the website which said that Menaka Gandhi pulled the elephant death incident for dirty politics. The message was displayed with the background of popular ‘coffin dance’ music playing.