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22-Year-Old Man Arrested For Social Media Post Against Manipur CM, BJP

In Manipur, police arrested a 22-year-old for allegedly making derogatory remarks on Facebook about Chief Minister N Biren Singh and the BJP.

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A 22-year-old man was arrested in Manipur for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Chief Minister N Biren Singh and the BJP on Facebook, police said on Tuesday.

Laishram Malemnganba was arrested on Monday from his house in Waiton in Imphal East district based on a complaint lodged by state BJYM president Manoharmayum Barish Sharma, they said.

Sharma alleged that the comment put the BJP in the wrong light for being "Hindu-centric", and it hurt the BJP functionaries.

"Being a Hindu, the comment immensely hurt my religious feelings," the BJYM leader claimed.

The police filed a case against the accused under different sections of the IPC, including 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs), 298 (uttering words, etc with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) and 500 (punishment for defamation).

An investigation is underway, police said.

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