A man stood on top of a government vehicle and challenged the entire judicial System and the judge, after that he just walked away as if nothing ever happened. This incident happened after the members of Muslim Ekopana Samithi decided to stage a protest march against the High Court verdict that annulled the marriage between a Hindu turned Muslim woman and a Muslim man, after the habeas corpus petition filed by the woman’s father.
Such an act irrespective of who that person is, should be liable for contempt against the Court. Following this showdown, Samithi has declared a dawn to dusk harthal across Ernakulam district against the alleged ‘Police brutality’ on 29th May. According to the spokesperson of Muslim Ekopana Samithi, there was an unprovoked lathicharge.
Police had set up barricades near St. Albert’s College, but once Muslim Ekopana Samithi activist broke the barricades Police were forced to resort to water cannons, lathichage and even tear gas shells to disperse the crowd. What happened after all this violence is amusing; a man out of this group of activist used the water cannon truck as the stage to speak to the hundreds of people that was gathered there, as Police just stood there and watched.