Monday, September 03, 2018

Student who shouted 'down with fascist govt' at BJP's Tamilosai in flight detained

State President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Tamilisai Soundararajan was seen losing her cool at the Thoothukudi Airport on Monday and asking a police woman to take action against a student who shouted anti BJP slogans on a flight.

According to the police, Sofia Lois, a student from University of Montreal, Canada, who was also travelling in the same flight with Tamilisai Soundararajan raised anti-BJP slogans. Enraged by this, Tamilisai Soundararajan engaged in a verbal fight with the student and later with the police who were stationed in the airport and had tried to calm her down.

“When I am taking my bag, a customer shouts 'BJP’s Fascist government down down'. Is that freedom of speech?” she is seen asking in the clip. The leader has also allegedly lodged a complaint with the Pudukkottai police station about the incident after which the police have detained Sofia Lois for questioning.

After giving complaint against Sofia in the airport, Tamilisai met the reporters and said that Sofia could belong to some terror outfit by seeing the way she behaved. "She did not look like a normal person. I am not scared or worried because of her. The other passengers inside the flight should not be affected by her, that is why I responded. In a public place people can shout, but nobody has the right to shout inside an aircraft," she said.

Athisiya Kumar, Advocate for Sofia Lois spoke to TNM and said that the BJP leader could have handled the issue in a better manner.
03/09/18 Manasa Rao/Megha Kaveri/News Minute

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