Bail granted to ex-MLA George in hate speech case

Bail granted to ex-MLA George in hate speech case
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One-liner: The Kerala HC on Friday granted bail to senior politician P C George in a hate speech case registered in Thiruvananthapuram.

Arrested: George was arrested on Wednesday after a Magisterial court in Thiruvananthapuram cancelled his bail in a hate speech case against Muslims on April 29.

Communal speech: Earlier, in the same case, police had arrested George on May 1 for making a communal speech against Muslims at a Hindu Maha Sammelanam on April 29. 

Given bail: However, he was given bail on the same day.

Controversy: The 70-year-old former MLA had sparked a controversy by asking non-Muslims in Kerala to avoid eating at restaurants run by the community.

Another case: Again, on May 10, another case was registered against him at Palarivattom police station in Ernakulam on charges of hate speech related to another event. 

Bottom line: He was arrested on May 25 for violating the bail conditions in the Thiruvananthapuram hate speech case. 

Source: PTI

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