Tamil folk singer arested for ridiculing PM Modi through his song

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Kovan, the Tamil folk singer being arrested for a song that criticises PM Narendra Modi besides taking dig at Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam.

Sree Rama Dasa Mission Universal Society also took the song for the recent protests that entered tamil nadu amid protests by opposition parties which went viral on video sharing platform Youtube.

The video depicts of the Rath Yatra and Isha Foundation’s Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev dancing with the song in the background.

The arrest happened when the complaint filed by BJP’s youth wing secretary in Trichy, N Goutham was done as per Police, the investigators have registered a case of promoting enmity, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, intent to cause mutiny and alarm.

The song by Kovan says, “The story of a rule with slippers is in Ramayana. In Tamil Nadu Modi’s two slippers rule.” While it also attacks PM Modi on the Cauvery issue.

Similarly in 2015, a singer named Sivadas, 56 year old man, was then arrested for allegedly criticizing the then Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a video that demands closure of liquor shops as it depicted her to be as serving liquor to people besides slamming the state government’s liquor policy and with impact of technology the song was viral on social media.

Looking to this Police said then, “It was a personal attack on Jayalalithaa and it attacks the state’s liquor policy which could trigger enmity among groups”. The case is still pending and Mr Kovan, a member of Makkal Kalai llakkiya Kazhagam, is out on bail.

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