Mangaluru: Cartoon Insulting Prophet Posted in Facebook – Complaints against Sukhit Shetty

Mangaluru: It is not only ironical but has also been a dangerous trend that the social media, which are aimed at bringing together people of different nationalities and cultures, are becoming tools to create rift among communities, esp., in India.


In the latest case reported, one Sukhit Shetty is reported to have posted a cartoon prophet Muhammed Mustafa in Facebook. He is also said to have added derogatory comments on the revered personality.

Until last reports came in, complaints have been filed against Shetty at least in three police stations in the districts, namely, Mangaluru, Sullia and Vittal.

The complainants have said that it is part of a grand plan to create communal unrest and create fissure between communities, while all of them have been living in peace and harmony for a long time.

They have also urged the police to track the culprit, who posted the malicious contents on a page carrying the title ‘Diamond Swad Putry’.

Dangerous Trend – No End?


  1. How is this a dangerous trend? What’s wrong in posting a cartoon of a religious figure? Where was this outrage when dailies and weeklies publish cartoons of ganapathi, shiva, krishna, buddhda or Yesu krista? Where was the same outrage when ‘PK’ or ‘OMG’ movies were released? Is publishing a cartoon illegal? Oh never mind – it is illegal and a dangerous trend in third world countries!! After all, this is the kind of ‘tolerance’ demanded by third world secular groups !! It all makes sense now!! Thanks!!

    • of course this is a dangerous trend, when social media becomes a tool create rift among the communities by vested interests, in the name of Freedom of Expression. two wrongs does not make a right Mr Pai. Publishing a cartoon is not illegal or for that matter any forms of art, as long as it does not hurt the sentiments of the fellow citizens and become an ingredient for unrest,hatred and divisiveness. and here its clearly evident that this was just and only created to flare tensions by this miscreant whether its 1st 2nd or 3rd a crime is a crime in all the worlds and if only people were to understand the fact that freedom of rights comes with great responsibility

  2. Is publishing a cartoon illegal? Oh never mind – it is illegal and a dangerous trend in third world countries!! -Atheist Mr.Original

    Sir,When social media insulted Pejawar,he took the matter to law enforcement to protest his outburst.The Bantwal police who had recently arrested a man for uploading morphed photo of Sadhvi Balika in FB received a tip off that the accused would arrive in Hyderabad from Dubai made arrangements to arrest him at the immigration counter.

    Sangeet Singh Som, BJP MLA from Sardhana in Meerut district was one of the politicians who uploaded a fake video clip that provoked mobs in Muzaffarnagar district. The video, which the police have decried as a fake, showed a mob lynching two boys. And although, it has since been revealed video was clearly shot in Afghanistan or Pakistan, a large section of the population believed the incidents of the video had actually taken place in a village in Muzaffarnagar, which subsequently led to the deadly riots that killed 48 people.

    The tolerant Modi’s India who questioned the ‘INTOLERANCE’ accorded Z+ security to BJP MLA from Saharanpur Suresh Rana and Sangeet Som, who are accused on Muzaffarnagar riots.

    Original who left India decades ago to find his loath to serve ‘Gora’, has now found patriotism from the distant world Let him enjoy the luxury of his new found nation and religion of atheism. He should stop his prejudice supporting RSS with same vocal or stop mediating in the internal affairs of India,where 90% of the total population believes in religion.

    Rationalist writer KS Bhagawan received 20 threats in day including one from Bhavesh shetty on the social media which police ignored,later found guilty in the murder of Harish.

    It is no doubt Modi is government found ‘intolerance’ difficult swallow but tolerant anti socials in the social media.

    Jai Hind

  3. “When social media insulted Pejawar,he took the matter to law enforcement to protest his outburst” writes Sharia Shaikh, a supporter of death cult.

    There is a difference between insulting and threatening. You regularly insult Pejaawara swameeji on this forum. You have the right to do so. But, you can’t threaten anyone and that’s what happened when someone threatened him on social media. How is publishing a cartoon a threat? Do you think India is same as your tribal kingdom of Saudi where women and minorities are treated less than animals?

  4. “Publishing a cartoon is not illegal or for that matter any forms of art, as long as it does not hurt the sentiments of the fellow citizens” writes one Saif from Saudi Arabia

    Oh really? So, you support freedom as long as it doesn’t hurt sentiments of the fellow citizens? By your logic, if something hurts sentiments of fellow citizens, it should be banned? For example, as a non-religious person, all those religious celebration and displays in public offend me. It also offends me to see elected officials take oath using old books. Should they be banned because those practices hurt my feelings? The idiotic people who don’t even have the basic understanding of free speech and open society hurt my sentiments. Should we ban them as well?

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