Two youths from Mumbai have been arrested for allegedly posting and circulating an offensive post about Goddess Kali on Facebook.
It was a joint operation by the Mumbai police and the Madhya Pradesh police, and they nabbed the duo - identified as Ali Shaikh and Abdul Qureshi - from Mumbai's Antop Hill. They are in police custody in MP.
According to a report by Indian Express, there was recently an offensive post about Goddess Kali on a Facebook group named Nadaan Parinday. On May 10, several right-wing activists complained about it to the police. The police told the paper that some posts on the Facebook page were critical of Modi.
A 'Special Investigation Team' was formed to investigate the matter. This was because the right-wingers had threatened protests and the situation could turn violent.
The two men have been booked under Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony).
There have been various incidents in the past where offensive posts on gods and goddesses have resulted in huge controversies. Here is a look at some of them: