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Muslim group files case against Indian bishop over ‘narcotic jihad’ remarks

The All India Imams Council filed the case against Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of Palai for his remarks on “narcotic jihad”

A Muslim group in India’s Kerala state has filed a case against a Catholic bishop for allegedly promoting disharmony, enmity, and hatred.

The All India Imams Council filed the case against Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of Palai for his controversial remarks on “narcotic jihad” almost two months ago.

“The case follows a direction in this regard by the Pala [Palai] magistrate court,” said Shilpa Dyavaiah, district police chief in Kottayam district. Palai is a major town in Kottayam district.




Abdul Asees Moulavi, district president of the Muslim council, alleged that the police had initially refused to register the case against the bishop.

A report on Matters India said the bishop faces charges of “promoting disharmony, enmity or feelings of hatred between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, among others.”

The controversy started September 8 when Bishop Kallarangatt urged the faithful to be vigilant against the danger of “narcotic jihad and love jihad.”

He said Muslim extremists wanted to “promote their religion” and to see “the end of non-Muslims” for which they used “loved jihad” and “narcotic jihad.”

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