Home Minister Amit Shah (Photo Credit: File Image)
Police on Sunday foiled a bid by the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) to wave black flags at Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur, and detained 80 activists. The activists were taken into custody from ten different areas in the city for trying to show black flags, said Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Kumar. They were let off later after completing legal formalities, he added.
Shah addressed a ‘Jansamarthan Sabha’ (public meeting) in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at the Garrison Ground. The ruling Congress in Madhya Pradesh has opposed the CAA granting Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The new law, passed by Parliament in December last year, was ratified by the Central government on January 10.
Anti-National Sloganeers At JNU Deserve jail: Amit Shah
Launching a blistering attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who had raised “anti-national” slogans on the JNU campus deserved to be put behind bars.
Questionning whether Gandhi and Kejriwal are “cousin brothers” of “tukde tukde sloganeers”, Shah told a public meeting that whosoever speaks against the country will be jailed.
“In JNU, some boys had raised anti-national slogans. They indulged in slogans like’ Bharat tera tukde ho ek hazar, inshallaha, inshallaha’....Should they not be put in jails?” the BJP chief asked a public meeting in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which has stirred the politics in the country.
With people at the meeting raising slogans like “Desh ke gaddaronke, jute maro salonko” (traitors should be slapped with footwear), Shah asked, “Speak loudly. Should they not be put in jails?”
“...Rahul Baba and Kejriwal are saying save them, save them (the anti-national sloganeers). Are they your cousin brothers?” he questionned amid cheers from the crowd.