17/12/2019 12:52 PM IST

RSS Leader Prabhakar Bhat, Others Booked For Making Karnataka School Students Re-Enact Babri Demolition

The people booked are members of the governing body of the Sri Rama Vidya Kendra in Kalladka Village, near Mangalore in Karnataka.


The Karnataka police have booked governing members of an RSS school in Dakshina Kannada’s Bantwal, after a video of its students re-enacting the demolition of the Babri Masjid went viral on Monday. 

The News Minute reported that according to Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police Laxmi Prasad, RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat and other members Narayan Somayyaji, Vasanth Madhav and Chinnappa Kotiyan have been booked.

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They are all members of the governing body of the Sri Rama Vidya Kendra in Kalladka Village, near Mangalore

The report said the FIR was registered on a complaint by Aboobacker Siddique, a PFI activist and resident of the area where the school is located.

According the The News Minute report, FIR registered under Sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts) and 298 (uttering, words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person) of the Indian Penal Code. 

A viral video of the incident drew criticism from all corners for making children re-enact an incident that has had a lasting impact on the fabric of India. 

The video that circulated on social media showed children raising slogans of “Shri Ram Chandra ki jai” and waving saffron flags as they ran towards a massive photograph of the Babri Masjid and pulling it down. 

The Times of India had reported that union minister DV Sadanand Gowda and Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi were guests at school’s sports day event on Sunday. 

The report said the school enacted BJP leader LK Advani’s Rath Yatra that had led to the Babri Masjid demolition. The children also made a formation of the proposed Ram Mandir. In fact, Bedi tweeted videos of the event. 

The Babri Masjid was demolished by thousands of kar sevaks on 6 December, 1992. The riots that ensued resulted in the death of over 2,000 people across the country.