Amid the controversies going on in the North east India regarding the cure of COVID virus by applying cow dung and by drinking cow urine. On this an activist from Manipur named Erendro Leichombam was arrested on May 13 by spreading a post on face-book stated that, BJP chief S Tikendra Singh’s death due to COVID, “The cure for Corona is not cow dung & cow urine. The cure is science & common sense. Professor ji RIP.” After this comment the Vice-president of state BJP Usham Deben Singh filed a complainant against the activist alleging that the post had “deliberately and wilfully insulted and outraged religious fillings and sentiments.”
Hence, on Monday, Supreme Court released the order to release the activist of Manipur Erendro Leichombam who was detained by National Security Act for a putting controversy on Facebook, post the death of state BJP chief’s due to COVID-19.
Regarding this a committee was set up by a bench of Justice D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah which has ordered to release him before 5 pm today, after hearing arguments by Advocate Shadan Farasat.
After the hearing, Justice Chandrachud has asked for the activist and it has requested to release as he has continued its detention under “would violate the right under Article 21.” The chair also listed with the matter for on Tuesday after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, were appearing on behalf of the government, which said that he was not under contesting the plea but decided that it would file a response against it.
About the activist Erendro he is a former associate under the activist Irom Sharmila and was under long spoken speaker against the state repression and militarization. He was arrested along with journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem, who had made a similar post over COVID cures post the death of BJP leader.