Thiruvananthapuram: NSS Vice President M Sangeeth Kumar has responded to the suo motto case registered against him and thousand other identifiable NSS members for conducting Namajapa Yatra (Mantra Chanting Procession). Sangeeth Kumar is the first accused in the case. He said that the case will be dealt with legally. “The protest was for insulting our idol. NSS has a mechanism to deal with the case. The police have not contacted yet. Further protests will be decided by NSS General Secretary,” said Sangeeth Kumar.
A case has been registered against those who took part in the Namajapa Yatra (Mantra Chanting Procession) in Thiruvananthapuram against the pathetic response of the state government towards the anti-Hindu remarks made by the Speaker AN Shamseer. The Cantonment Police filed a case against them on the charges of obstructing traffic, creating an atmosphere of violence and conflict, and illegal gathering. The case has been filed against about a thousand people who participated in Namajapa Yatra including NSS Vice President M Sangeet Kumar who is the first accused in the case.
The police FIR states that, ‘Contrary to the rule against holding processions or protests in public places, the accused, more than 1000 NSS members under the auspices of Thiruvananthapuram Taluk NSS Karayogam Union, gathered together as a group on 02.08.2023 at 17.30 hrs, near Palayam Ganapati Temple, at Vanjiyur Village, Palayam Ward and conducted procession and raised slogans like, “Lord Ganesha we worship is not a myth but our own property”. The procession was led by NSS Vice-President M. Sangeet Kumar who is the primary accused for the offence.’
The march, organized by the NSS, began from Palayam Ganapathi temple to Pazhavangadi Ganapthi temple at East Fort. Protests and conducting march is common in Thiruvananthapuram city and police rarely registers case against political parties for disrupting the traffic. Many devotees are saying that this is an attempt by the government to trample the peaceful protests by the Hindu devotees.