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Police book BJP workers for raising provocative slogans

A video of BJP workers purportedly raising provocative slogans alluding to the 2002 Gujarat riots while taking out a rally in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act, has gone viral, prompting police to register a case. The rally was taken out at nearby Kuttiyadi on Monday, police said. In the video some BJP workers, carrying party flags are seen allegedly raising provocative slogans. Police registered a case on the basis of a complaint from the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the CPI (M) s youth wing. We have registered a case under Section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) of the Indian Penal Code. The investigation is on, a police officer told PTI. Kuttiyadi was one among the many places in the state where the saffron party faced tough opposition from the locals when they had organised a meeting to explain the CAA and seeking support for the new law. Traders and locals had observed a self-declared strike and had closed down ..

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