Thousands Led by Bhopal Cong MLA Protest Macron’s Defence of Cartoons, 200 Booked for Flouting Covid Norms
Police in Bhopal booked round 200 other people, together with Congress MLA Arif Masood, as 1000’s of Muslims protested towards French President Emmanuel Macron’s alleged remarks towards ‘Islamist separatism’ on the ancient Iqbal Maidan on Thursday.
The protesters held placards and raised slogans towards Macron, led by way of Masood on the monument in Bhopal’s Outdated Town. They demanded an apology from Macron for his remarks.
After the beheading of professor Samuel Paty in Parisian suburbs, who had used debatable caricatures of Prophet Mohammed from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in a category on freedom of expression, the French President confident of stringent motion towards ‘radical Islam’.
All the way through the protest, Masood suggested the Central govt to snap all monetary ties with France after its premier allegedly disrespected Prophet Mohammed.
Of the protestors, 200 together with Masood have been booked underneath phase 188 (Disobedience to reserve duly promulgated by way of public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for breaching Covid-19 protection pointers by way of now not dressed in mask or keeping up social distancing, station in-charge Dinesh Pratap Singh informed media.
Islamic international locations like Turkey and Pakistan, amongst others, have criticised France for its President’s remarks on radical Islam.