Chennai bakery owner arrested for advertisement that said the shop did not employ Muslims
The advertisement put out by the bakery, located in Chennai’s T Nagar, read: ‘Made by Jains on orders, no Muslim staffs’.
The Chennai Police have arrested Prasanth, the owner of a bakery, for putting up an advertisement that boasted that the shop did not employ any Muslim staff, News18 reported on Sunday. The owner of “Jain Bakeries & Confectioneries” was booked under Section 295 of the Indian Penal Code, which relates to hurting religious sentiments, and Section 504, which relates to intent to breach peace.
The advertisement put out by the bakery, located in Chennai’s T Nagar area, read: “Made by Jains on orders, No Muslim staffs”. It went viral on social media. Following this, the police swung into action.
However, the staff at the outlet claimed that the advertisement was not intended to create a communal rift. They claimed that a message doing the rounds on WhatsApp had asked people not to buy bakery products made by Muslims, and thus they put up the advert to “clear the air”.