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Nagaland Police arrest animals rights activist Hema Choudhury from Mumbai

Hema Choudhary had made allegedly "racist" remarks in a video after which an offense was registered by the cybercrime police station in Nagaland

Hema Choudhury

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 July 2020 4:25 PM GMT

Guwahati: Hema Choudhary, an animal rights activist accused of allegedly "racist" comments against Nagas, was arrested on Friday from Mumbai by Nagaland police.

An official informed that Hema Choudhary was held from her home in Oshiwara in the western part of Mumbai. Choudhary had made the remarks in a Youtube video after which an offense was registered by the cyber crime police station in Nagaland under section 153A, 153B and 505 of IPC, the official informed.

Choudhury in some videos lashed out at the people of Nagaland for eating dogs. This earned her the wrath of the denizens of the state who started raising demands for the arrest of the activist. Choudhury's videos were made in the midst of the raging controversy over the consumption of dog meat in Nagaland (which has since been banned).

Senior inspector Dayanand Bangar of Oshiwara police station said that a Nagaland police team informed them about the case and then went to Choudhary''s residence and arrested her. He further informed that Choudhury would be taken to Nagaland for further interrogation.

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