Kochi: The high court directed the government to take appropriate action in the incident where the Popular Front chanted hate slogans in Alappuzha. The court said the organizing leaders were responsible if the rally participants chanted slogans. Justice PV Kunhikrishnan directed that legal action be taken in the incident. The petition filed against the rally was settled.
The court ruled that strict action should be taken against anyone who chanted such slogans. The government told the court that the slogan call of the Popular Front March was unfortunate and that the investigation against the culprits was progressing.
Police recognized the child called hatred motto during the rally. Kochi Commissioner CH Nagaraju informed that the child has been identified. The child is from Ernakulam district. He said the information was passed on to the Alappuzha police.
CH Nagaraju said the report will be submitted to the Child Welfare Committee and the child will be given counseling. The Special Branch report was handed over to the Investigation Team. Police said they would record the child’s statement and investigate how he got into the demonstration.
The boy chanted hate slogans during a Popular Front rally last Saturday. The boy’s slogan was echoed by others. The incident sparked controversy as its footage was widely circulated on social media.