Former VHP (Vishva Hindu Parishad) leader RBVS Maniyan was arrested by Police from his Chennai residence. In a video that went viral on social media, Manian, former vice president of VHP's Tamil Nadu unit, was seen delivering a speech filled with casteist abuses.
Chennai: To make controversial remark for any big activist is very common now a days. In yet another similar incident, Ex-Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader RBVS Manian was detained by the Chennai Police for allegedly making controversial remarks about BR Ambedkar and Dalits. He was arrested from his Chennai residence.
In a video that went viral on social media, Manian, former vice president of VHP’s Tamil Nadu unit, was seen delivering a speech filled with casteist abuses.
According to video he mentioned BR Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution, a “clerk, typist and proofreader”. His remarks sparked massive outrage from social media users.
He kept on criticizing BR Ambedkar “Many people keep saying Ambedkar gave us the Constitution. They keep singing praises of him. He didn’t come up with anything of his own (while framing the Constitution). There will be a lot of discussions. All of that was written by a stenographer. The stenographer typed it. Then a person had to verify if what was typed was correct. That’s the job Ambedkar had,” he said.
On September 11 at T Nagar Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan during a spiritual event, Manian made controversial remarks against Dalits which sparks row. Based on this Chennai police has registered a case against him under sections 153 (promoting enmity between groups), 505 (inciting violence), and other provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and under Section 3 and relevant provisions of the SC-ST Act. Further police probe into the matter is underway.
A police team led by T Nagar assistant commissioner of police Bharathiraja went to his Chennai premises in Rajammal Street and apprehend him on Thursday morning.