India’s Distorted Map Handed out with Ramzan Greetings: Case Registered against Textile Shop Owner

published on July 16, 2014

 Police have called for the shutting down a textile establishment in Chavakkadu following publication of the map of India that has omitted parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Police have also registered a case against the shop owner, who lives abroad. Police have interrogated shop manager Alungal Nawaz, hailing from Thiruvathra.

The case was registered following a complaint given by Rajan Tharayil, convenor of BJP IT cell. The case has been registered under IPC 153B, for distorting the map of India with the deliberate motive of fuelling riots in the country.


The distorted map of India was handed out along with a supplement that contained Ramzan greetings by Vanila Silks. The shop is situated in Lima Towers, just opposite Chavakkad police station. The map, coloured in dark and light shades of green was dotted with red, along with indications of certain places. The map had marked Kashmir, instead of being marked as Jammu and Kashmir.

Against the red dots were named places where leading textile manufacturing centres were situated. Police have also registered a case against the middlemen, owners of an organization named Kings, who ensured publication and supplying of the supplement. Kings belongs to Rasheed, a native of Edakkazhiyur. Police have also taken into custody, Biju, designer of the supplement and employee of CAT Media. Biju is being interrogated by police

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