Kannada actor Chetan Kumar has been arrested after his tweet on 'Hindutva' stirred a storm on the internet. The Seshadripuram police in Bengaluru arrested the actor as his tweet stating Hindutva is 'built on lies' went viral online on Monday. A complaint was registered at Seshadripuram PS based on the tweet by Shivakumar of Bajrang Dal.
Chetan Kumar's tweet read, "Hindutva is built on LIES...
Savarkar: Indian ‘nation’ began when Rama defeated Ravana & returned to Ayodhya —> a lie
1992: Babri Masjid is ‘birthplace of Rama’ —> a lie
2023: Urigowda-Nanjegowda are ‘killers’ of Tipu—> a lie
Hindutva can be defeated by TRUTH—> truth is EQUALITY"
Earlier, Chetan was arrested amid the hijab row after his objectionable tweet against a high court judge who is hearing the hijab case. He had then retweeted his old tweet about Justice Krishna Dixit regarding a rape case. The tweet read, "This week KA (Karnataka) High Court Justice Krishna Dixit granted (granted) pre-arrest bail to rape-accused Rakesh B claiming ‘it is unbecoming of indian woman to sleep after rape; that is not way women react when they are ravished.’ What’s ‘unbecoming’ is 21st c (century) misogyny of this judiciary Dixit fossil."
Chetan Kumar is known for expressing his thoughts via tweets on ongoing issues which have often got him in trouble.