Kannada film actor Chetan Kumar Ahimsa has been arrested in connection with Karnataka Hijab row. The Kannada actor has been accused of making objectionable tweets against the High Court judge hearing the hijab case.
Central Division Deputy Commissioner of Police MN Anucheth issued a statement on the issue saying that Kannada film actor and activist Chetan Ahimsa was arrested by Bengaluru City Police on Tuesday. An FIR was registered against him under sections 505(2) and 504 of the IPC. Based on the tweet of actor Chetan Kumar, an FIR was registered by the Seshadripuram police station. According to the latest update, Chetan had allegedly made a derogatory tweet against a judge of the Karnataka High Court hearing the hijab case.
Earlier, actor Chetan Kumar’s wife Megha had alleged that she was untraceable after Chetan was taken away by some police officers of Bengaluru City. Her husband has ‘disappeared’. Going herself live on the social media platform.
Megha alleged that without any prior notice or legal notice, Chetan was taken from her house and now her whereabouts are not known. Chetan’s phone is switched off. His gunman’s phone is also switched off. I also checked at Seshadripuram police station and they said that Chetan is not in their custody. He has been taken elsewhere for questioning. It’s a kind of kidnapping.
Chetan Kumar on February 16 re-tweeted one of his old tweets about justice Krishna Dixit who had granted pre-arrest bail in an alleged rape case. On June 27, 2020, he had tweeted, “This week KA (Karnataka) High Court Justice Krishna Dixit grantd (granted) pre-arrest bail to rape-accused Rakesh B claiming ‘it is unbecoming of indian woman to sleep after rape; that is not way women react when they are ravished.’ What’s ‘unbecoming’ is 21st c (century) misogyny of this judiciary Dixit fossil.”
Retweeting the same, on February 16, he tweeted, “This is a tweet I wrote nearly two years ago regarding a Karnataka High Court decision. Justice Krishna Dixit made such disturbing comments in a rape case. Now this same judge is determining whether #hijabs are acceptable or not in govt schools. Does he have the clarity required?”
Let us inform that the issue of Hijab in Karnataka first came to the fore in October 2021. After that the controversy continued after the case of Udupi came to the fore on December 31, 2021. This controversy has now spread across the country. At present, the hearing on the Hijab controversy is going on in the Karnataka High Court.