Twitter explodes after arrest of girl who shouted anti-BJP slogans

Lois Sophia, a Tamil Nadu-based writer and student, was arrested on Monday for mouthing anti-Bharatiya Janata Party slogans at the Tuticorin airport. She was granted bail on Tuesday.

An aggressive Sophia shouted slogans, “Fascist BJP government down, down”, in a bid to harass Tamilisai Soundararajan, BJP’s Tamil Nadu chief, while collecting her luggage after the flight.

According to the BJP spokesperson, she was also resorting to sloganeering on a flight, but Soundararajn maintained her composure.

When the plane landed, and Sophia continued with her rant, the BJP leader lodged a complaint with the authorities. Sophia was charged with causing public nuisance under section 290 of the IPC and for causing the breach of public peace under section 75(1)(C) of the Tamil Nadu City Police Act, 1888. She was soon thereafter arrested.

Here’s how the Twitter reacted to the incident: