The Kalaburagi Police in Karnataka on Monday registered a first information report against the organisers of a Ganesh Chaturthi procession and a disc jockey, or DJ, for playing a provocative song outside a mosque, reported The News Minute.
The incident took place in the early hours of September 10 following which videos were shared widely on social media. It showed participants dancing outside the Gulbarga Mehbus mosque to the song and cheering as lines of the song that encouraged violence was being played.
“Khoon Se Iss Dharthi Ko Ham Nehlayenge, Hum Tujhko Teri Awkat Batayenge.” Song was played during #GaneshChaturthi procession in front of Gulbarga Mehbus Masjid. pic.twitter.com/NMAwGA4AHA
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The police took cognisance of the videos and filed a case under provisions of the Karnataka Police Act 1963 and Sections 188 (disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant) and 295A (restraining acts of outraging religious sentiments) of the Indian Penal Code.
The accused persons include Tukaram Mahendrakar, Amresh Bhovi and Saleem, the DJ, according to ANI.
Mohammed Wajid Ahmed, a resident, told The Wire that songs were played for two hours between 2 am and 4 am.
“Even the police tried to stop the DJs but the organisers did not cooperate with the police,” Ahmed claimed.
Before the incident, Chandu Patil, a Bharatiya Janata…