Jignesh Mevani says Priya Varrier's song going viral an answer to RSS' V-Day protests, slams Narendra Modi

Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani took to Twitter to slam the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and said Priya Varrier's song going viral was an answer to their Valentine's Day protests.

Mevani tweeted:

Mevani also took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

Meanwhile, ten activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal — both affiliated to the RSS — were detained after they allegedly tried to chase away young couples who gathered at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

The VHP claimed it only asked the couples to leave the spot, a popular hangout place for youngsters, and that its members did not attack anyone.

Varrier's song landed in trouble on Wednesday as a complaint alleging that it hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community was filed in Falaknuma police station in Hyderabad, reported News18. The complainant, Muqeeth Khan, alleged that the lyrics of the song, when translated to English, insulted Prophet Muhammad.

The song from the Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love went viral a couple of days before Valentine's Day.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018 15:40 PM

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