Chetan Kumar Ahimsa, a well-known Kannada actor, was taken into custody by the Seshadripuram Police in Bengaluru on Tuesday (March 21). The arrest came after one of his controversial tweets slamming Hindutva gained widespread attention on social media. The Bajrang Dal, a right-wing Hindu nationalist organization, had filed a complaint against him, leading to his arrest.
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 pic.twitter.com/0Yjz4x1aea
— Chetan Kumar Ahimsa / ಚೇತನ್ ಅಹಿಂಸಾ (@ChetanAhimsa) March 20, 2023
In the tweet in question, Ahimsa listed several falsehoods that he believed Hindutva was built upon. He concluded by asserting that the only way to counter this ideology was through the truth, which he defined as equality.
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