Tamil Nadu police arrests six Hizb-ut-Tahrir activists for campaign against elections, democracy


PTI, May 25, 2024, 6:16 PM IST

Six members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT), an international Islamist outfit have been arrested for anti-national activities such as propaganda against holding elections and democracy, police said on Saturday.

The arrested persons are– a man in his fifties, his two sons and three others who were aged between 26 and 33, a senior police official said adding provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) have been invoked against them.

“What began as a modest exercise to seek support from followers of Islam for pan-Islamic rule or the Caliphate appeared to grow strong as number of participants in closed-door meetings increased,” he said.

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