A student was arrested at the Tuticorin airport for shouting “fascist BJP government down down” on a flight. A day after arrest, she has been released on bail by the Thoothukudi court on Tuesday.
The woman, Louis Sophia, allegedly made the remark when she saw BJP politician Tamilisai Soundararajan, who then filed a police complaint.
Soundararajan later said that, “She did not look like a normal person. The other passengers inside the flight should not be affected by her, that is why I responded. In a public place people can shout, but nobody has the right to shout inside an aircraft.”
Sophia was then sent to 15-day judicial custody and an FIR was filed against her under Sections 290 (public nuisance), and 505 (statements Conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 75(1)(c) of the Tamil Nadu City Police Act.