BJP Activist Arrested for Mamata Banerjee MEME
NDTV
May 15, 2019

BJP Youth Wing worker Priyanka Sharma was arrested for sharing a photo of Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee where her face was photoshopped in the form of actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas at th

BJP Youth Wing worker Priyanka Sharma was arrested for posting a photo of Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee where her face was photoshopped in the form of actor [Box 03 Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the MET Gala, New York. She was arrested at home by the police and has been sent to two weeks jail. Her brother said he was not allowed to meet her, but after he pressured them he was allowed to meet her and make sure she was safe.

The BJP’s youth wing chief in Kolkata, Om Prakash Singh said the actions against Ms. Sharma was wrong. “Social media is a place of freedom to express. It is shameful that Mamata Banerjee is curbing freedom on that platform. The complainant against her was for “violating community guidelines” and was filed by a Trinamool leader, Bibhas Hazra. Ms. Sharma’s mother has said her daughter was arrested because she works for the BJP and is a plot by the All India Trinamool Congress and if she worked for them there would have been no issues.

As nearly 15,000 lawyers in the state of West Bengal are on strike she can not make bail. Therefore her lawyer and brother have requested the case be moved to the Supreme Court where the case can be heard and make bail.