Here’s Why Hindustani Bhau Arrested By Mumbai Police

Social media influencer and YouTuber Vilas Phatak who goes by the name ‘Hindustani Bhau’ has been arrested by the Dharavi police. FIR has been registered under multiple sections of IPC (including that for rioting), Maharashtra Police Act, Disaster Management Act and Maharashtra Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, revealed ANI

The reason behind his arrest came out that he had allegedly instigated students. And asked students to assemble near the residence of Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad to demand the cancellation of offline exams for classes 10 and 12 on Monday.

The students of classes 10 and 12 in Maharashtra have started protesting against the state government for not accepting their demand for online exams. Notably, schools and colleges are closed amidst Covid-19 spread in Maharashtra, including the capital Mumbai. 

Amidst tug-of-war between the students and the state’s education department, social media influencer Hindustani Bhau had uploaded a video on Instagram and other social media platforms allegedly instigating students.

Following the protests, it emerged that he had asked the students to gather in the Dharavi area. A large number of students had assembled outside the minister’s home on Monday, following which police responded with a mild baton charge to stop them.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone V, Pranay Ashok had on Monday said action will be taken as per the law against anyone responsible for provoking students.

Also, health minister Rajesh Tope had said that the decision to conduct offline exams for classes 10 and 12 has been taken after careful discussion. Strict measures such as maintaining social distancing, wearing a face mask, sanitizing the schools, etc, will be taken. The health minister also asked the protesting students to cooperate with the government in conducting exams in an offline mode.

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