Police chief arrested over Muslim remarks

INDIA – Former Kerala police chief TP Senkumar was booked on Friday by authorities for remarks he made about the Muslim community.

The Indian Express reported Senkumar was booked under section 153A of the Indian penal code for “promoting communal enmity between religious groups.”

In an interview with the online publication Samakalika Malayalam, Senkumar made comments about the birth rate of the Muslim community and radical jihadism changing the demographics.

“There should be attempts from within the community to check religious extremism. When speaking about extremism, there is no sense speaking about the RSS. One cannot have a comparison between the RSS and the Islamic State. The problem surfaces when a Muslim is taught he should do jihad to attain heaven and that jihad is when one converts another into Islam and kills a non-Muslim,” Senkumar said.

His remarks triggered protests in Kerala, the Indian state of which he was police chief.

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