Tamil Nadu police files FIR against Uma Bharti
An FIR has been registered against Bharatiya Jan Sakti founder-leader Uma Bharti for her remarks allegedly promoting disharmony on grounds of religion during a demonstration held in Tiruchirappalli last night on the Ram Sethu (Adams Bridge) issue.
Police today said the FIR was lodged late last night under IPC sec 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) read with Sec 506 clause 2 (punishment for criminal intimidation).
Opposing any damge to the Ram Sethu in the Palk Straits during the work on the Sethusamuthram Ship Canal Project, Bharti in her address to the demonstrators had reportedly said that "we will kill and die to protect Ram Sethu".
The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, however, has left for Bhopal by a train last night itself.
Earlier, addressing a press conference here, Bharti had announced that she would undertake a 'padayatra' from Rameswaram to Ayodhya to protect Ram Sethu.