Thiruvananthapuram: The case against the Namajapa Ghoshayatra, organized under the leadership of the NSS, has been officially withdrawn. The decision to drop charges by the Cantonment Police is attributed to the absence of any law and order disturbances during the Namapajapa yatra. A comprehensive report on this matter has been submitted to the Thiruvananthapuram First Class Magistrate Court.
The Namajapa protest, initiated by NSS in response to the blasphemy of Lord Ganapathy by speaker AN Shamseer, sought an apology and the speaker’s resignation. Drawing participation from thousands of devotees, the Namajapa yatra spanned from Palayam to Pazhavangadi. In a surprising turn, the Pinarayi government, supporting the speaker’s actions, retaliated by filing a case against the devotees involved in the Namajapa yatra.
This move by the police to file a case against the peaceful protest garnered widespread criticism. The case, encompassing thousands of devotees, prompted NSS vice president Sangeeth Kumar to approach the High Court, advocating for the case’s withdrawal. After months of legal proceedings, the police submitted a report to the court, officially closing the case.
The police report attests to the peaceful nature of the protest, highlighting the absence of violence or any other law and order issues. It further asserts that those participating in the Namajapa yatra had no ulterior motives.