On Monday, Gopal Sharma was arrested by the Haryana Police on the charge of hate speech. He is accused of giving provocative speeches in the Mahapanchayat held in Pataudi, Gurugram. Gopal had come into the limelight last year for firing on people protesting against the citizenship law near Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University. Gopal calls himself a Ram Bhakt, so after his arrest Ram Bhakt Gopal is trending on social media.
Gopal has been arrested for making provocative statements against Muslims in a Mahapanchayat in Pataudi, Gurugram regarding conversion of religion, love jihad etc. A case was registered against him by a person named Dinesh. A video of Gopal, who took part in this Mahapanchayat on July 4, went viral, in which he is seen inciting people to violence against Muslims.
For the first time in the Damia shooting incident, Gopal Sharma is a resident of Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar district of UP and it is said that his father runs a paan shop in the village itself. He was arrested after firing in Jamia, although being a minor, he was sent to the correctional home. After which he was currently out on bail. Discussions started on the social networking sites late on Monday night regarding Gopal’s arrest. Some were talking about supporting Gopal, while some were justifying his arrest for provocative speech. Rambhakt Gopal also started trading on Twitter. Users were seen tweeting continuously about his arrest.
A user named Lala tweeted, Ram Bhakt Gopal was arrested for making provocative speeches against Muslims, but Amanatullah Khan and Munawwar Farooqui, who were involved in sar tan se juda (beheading) and insulting God, are still out. Another user named Joker420 wrote, ‘Maharashtra government did not arrest Sharjeel Usmani, but BJP government arrested Ram Bhakt Gopal. wah bjp wow
While some users were seen supporting Gopal’s arrest, but also feared that he would get bail soon. A person named Arif Kirori tweeted, ‘Haryana Police has arrested Ram Bhakt Gopal, who spewed venom against the Muslim community. People who spread hatred like him get bail soon, but political prisoners have to fight for bail.