Case against me an attempt to silence issues: Joy Mathew
Kozhikode: Actor Joy Mathew said that the case registered against him is an attempt to silence those who dare to respond on issues. He was responding to the media when he arrived at Kozhikode Town Police Station in connection with the case charged against him for staging a protest at SM street in Kozhikode.
‘All ruling systems are in the habit of silencing those who respond. When I see the charges imposed on me, I think their intention is no different. Anybody can be made a terrorist these days. But I have no such fear,’ Joy Mathew said.
‘A silent protest was staged at SM Street to show solidarity with the nuns’ strike. It has not caused any public nuisance. I had no idea about a ban on staging protests there. No such board was set up in the place. If a restriction was imposed, the government need to inform the public and put up a board,’ he added.
Kozhikode Town Police had charged a case against Joy Mathew and about 100 other identifiable persons for conducting a protest in the restricted area. The protest was organised in solidarity with the nuns’ strike demanding the arrest of bishop Franco Mulakkal in connection with the nun sexual abuse case.