Manipur police have arrested a journalist and an activist in Manipur for making controversial comments on social media posts on the death of a senior BJP leader due to COVID-19.

Manipur police arrested journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem and activist Erendro Leichombam on Thursday night from their houses based on an FIR filed by state BJP vice-president, Usham Deban, and general secretary P Premananda Meetei, ND TV reported.

According to the complaint, the duo had posted offensive comments over the death of Saikhom Tikendra Singh, the state BJP president. “Cow dung and cow urine don’t work,” they said.

The journalist, Wangkhem, had been arrested twice in two different cases over his social media posts.

The BJP-led government in Manipur had pressed charges of sedition under the National Security Act (NSA) against him.

Singh was a retired professor.

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