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Anti-Odisha tirade initiator Abhijit Iyer Mitra was arrested by Odisha Police

Newdelhi:20/9/18: Anti-Odisha tirade initiator Abhijit Iyer Mitra was arrested in New Delhi by Odisha Police on Thursday afternoon. A team of Odisha police had gone to New Delhi and he was arrested under the NIzamuddin police limits.

His controversial remarks on Odisha culture, Konark Sun Temple and Lord Jagannath had attracted widespread resentment and discontentment among the people of Odisha.

Even a privilege motion against him was initiated in Odisha Assembly today demanding stringent action against him. The Speaker of Odisha Assembly has approved a proposal to form House Committee led-by Leader of Opposition to investigate into the matter and submit report.After the arrest o fAbhijit Iyer Mitra several of his friend tweet against this act of policehere are some tweets:

Aarti Tikoo Singh

 So Odisha Police has arrested my friend for his satirical humor because it “hurt religious sentiments”. This is the other side of Indian democracy where religious sentiment supersedes and prevails over all other fundamental rights. We remain stuck in Middle Ages. Shame.


Aarti Tikoo Singh

 @AartiTikoo   Apparently, Odisha Police has detained him without a warrant and no one knows his whereabouts.

What absolute rubbish is this! Just heard has been detained by Nizamuddin Harassing an intellectual without FIR. THIS IS INSANE!!

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