“Your sister ties the rakhi on your wrist. You, in return, gift her clothes, jewelry and sweets. But along with that, gift her also a sword from now on so that even when a love jihadi glances at her, she would be brave enough to behead him and offer it at the feet of Mother India,” she said.
The Kerala police have registered a case under non-bailable sections against Sadhvi Saraswati, regarded as a Hindutva hardliner leader, for making “divisive” comments at a public event by VHP at Kasaragod district, which were aimed at promoting “enmity and hatred between two religious communities”.The case against Sadhvi Saraswati was lodged after a private individual filed a complaint against her, a police officer said.
An officer at the police station told that the case under sections 295(a), 153 and 506 of the IPC has been booked against the sadhvi in response to a complaint by a private individual. He said that police has begun an investigation and is looking at gathering evidence of the remarks that were made at a function called the ‘Virat Hindu Samajotsavam’ organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) at the Badiadka-Bolgatta ground. Close to 10,000 people were reported to have attended the function.
The sadhvi, who is no stranger to making controversial statements at public rallies, is the president of the Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti and hails from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. Her father was the Vidarbha convenor of the Bajrang Dal and from a young age, she has been associated with the activities of the RSS and the VHP.
Sadhvi had made similar incendiary comments at an event in Karnataka in March 2015, following which a case was registered against her.