Mangaluru: Controversial swami and Hindu Mahasabha chief Pranavananda has been booked for abusing Muslims and using derogator words against Karnataka Health and Family Welfare minister U T Khader last week.
Pranavananda, who had visited Gurupur on the outskirts of the city on December 7, had issued apparently provocative statements and called the minister a “loafer”. He also said that Muslims are terrorists.
The vide clipping of Pranavanada’s vulgar speech went viral after Sangah Parivar activists began to share it on WhatsApp and other social media.
Enraged over Pranavananda’s remark, Ullal block Congress president Eshwar lodged a complaint at jurisdictional Ullal police station.
The accused has been booked under section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race etc) and section 298 (uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person), and section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC.