8 people arrested in Gujarat over ‘Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao’ posters

Eight people were on Friday arrested in connection with “Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao (remove Modi, save nation)” posters in Ahmedabad days after the Delhi Police filed 185 cases and apprehended six people while they were delivering similar material last week to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) offices.

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In a statement, the Gujarat Police said the eight were arrested for illegally putting up the posters. “The miscreants put up posters about Prime Minister Narendra Modi with offensive slogans and tried to damage government property.”

Case registered under which act?

The cases over the posters in Delhi were earlier registered under the Press and Registration of Books Act’s Section 12, which says every book or paper printed in India shall mention the name of the printer and the place of printing clearly, and the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act’s Section 3 that relates to defacing.


AAP Protest

The AAP intensified its poster war targeting Modi on Thursday. Posters asking whether the country needed an educated Prime Minister emerged in several parts of Delhi on Thursday a week after AAP launched the Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao” campaign.

AAP leader and Delhi minister Gopal Rai said similar posters in 11 languages are being put up in 22 states. He added that the party would also put up these posters at universities across India from April 10.