Court releases Jalmi, CM says he should be thrown out

02 Mar 2020 07:09 PM

Tribal leader Ramkrishna Jalmi was bailed out by the court on Monday after he was arrested on Sunday night for calling Lord Parashurama a terrorist in the anti-CAA meeting. Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant linked him to Congress and said such people should be thrown out. But Jalmi’s lawyer Adv Cleofato Almeida said this did not amount to creating hatred.

Jalmi is an environmental activist and also one of the leaders of UTAA, the organization of Gawada, Kunbi, Velip and Dhangar. As he belongs to the tribe of original settlers of Goa, Jalmi had said in his speech that Lord Parashuram was actually involved in atrocities on the original tribals. He termed it as a terrorist activity and he never created Goa by reclaiming the land by shooting arrows in the sea.

Following this speech made in Benaulim, Hindu Yuwa Sena had filed a police complaint against Jalmi, calling it a hate speech. But when produced in the court on Monday, he was released on bail. The complainant’s lawyer says he was released because there was nothing to recover from his. But Jalmi’s lawyer says his speech did not amount to hate.

CM Dr Pramod Sawant however was furious over Jalmi’s statement. He made it political by calling Jalmi a Congressman and even went to the extent of saying that such people should be thrown out.

Various other organizations also condemned Jalmi’s statement. 

Desk: Bureau

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