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Woman booked in Bengaluru for holding "Kashmir Mukti, Dalit Mukti..." placard

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Bengaluru, Feb 21:  A day after pro-Pakistan slogans were raised by an agitator at an anti-CAA event here, a young woman was detained and booked on Friday for holding a "Kashmir Mukti (liberation), Dalit Mukti, Muslim Mukti" placard at a counter protest in the city, police said.

A case has been registered for offences under the Indian Penal Code including creating enmity between different groups of people against the woman, identified as Arudra, they said.

"We have registered the case suo moto (on their own) for creating enmity between different groups of people," Deputy Commissioner of Police Chetan Singh Rathore said adding she was being questioned.

Holding the placard with the slogans, Arudra was spotted sitting among the participants of the protest organised by the Hindu Jagaran Vedike against Amulya Leona who had shouted "Pakistan Zindabad" on Thursday.

She was escorted out of the place as protesters asked her to leave and crowd started gathering, city police chief Bhaskar Rao said.

"She has now been taken into custody for her own safety along with the placard... we will find out her background, where she has come from and who are behind her among other things," Rao told reporters, adding she did not raise any slogan.

The "Kashmir Mukti, Dalit Mukti, Muslim Mukti" slogans were written in both Kannada and English in the placard held by her.

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