The headquarters speaker of the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) has been arrested on Wednesday by the Mangalamedu police in Tamil Nadu’s Perambalur district after he threatened to behead Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, Times of India has reported.
Charges of disobedience to order, a threat to a public servant, provoking breach of peace and criminal intimidation has been slapped on the 24-year-old accused, M Mohammed Shareef, a resident of Marsingpet in Trichy. Videos of his speech delivered during a street corner meeting of the party had gone viral on social media. He was arrested five days later.
Everyone in this Country is affected by RSS/BJP.
If we were only for Muslims, we would have beheaded Modi when TTT was passed.
If we were only Muslims, we would have killed Amit Shah as soon as 370 was scrapped.
TMMK functionary Sharif. @NIA_India
Action needed. pic.twitter.com/dqwbE0iVUk
— Ethirajan Srinivasan (@Ethirajans) August 26, 2019
The TMMK functionary says in the video, “If we had only been thinking of Muslims, Amit Shah wouldn’t be alive at this moment, Narendra Modi wouldn’t be alive and Parliament wouldn’t be Parliament. But we have not done that. Why? Because we have respect for India’s laws, democracy and Constitution”.
The threat was made in a protest against the triple talaq bill, the dilution of Articles 370 and 35A and amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. TMMK and other Islamist organizations have been protesting against the NDA government at the Center, which has received support from the DMK, CPM, CPI and VCK, and the Christian Goodwill Movement.