BJP president Amit shah, attacking those raising Anti-India slogans at Jawaharlal Nehru University, on Friday said such elements will find themselves behind bars under the BJP government.
His statement followed the recent Supreme Court decision to reject the plea for immediate release of five activists under house arrest in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case for alleged maoist links and caste incitement. The SC noted that it is not a case of arrest because of mere dissenting views or difference in political ideology.
He criticized Congress and AAP for opposing the action taken against the activists. “Whether it’s Congress or AAP, I want them to listen to me that no matter what they do, those raising such slogans will have their place behind bars under the BJP government. We will not spare them,” he said.
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“They are pained when we take action to expel illegal immigrants and against Naxal and Maoist elements. But we are pained when anti-India slogans are raised in the country,” he said.
The arrest of the five activists was a topic of intense public debate. At a party event he said, “The BJP government recently caught those who were plotting to spread poison among castes, murders and an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kill him. The Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu, all of them, started crying hoarse and questioned the arrests citing human rights and freedom of expression.”
“I want to ask you if strict action should not be taken against Naxals and Maoists”.
BJP chief alleged that slogans against India are raised in JNU. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also recently alleged there are forces in the JNU which are “waging a war” against India.
He further said that such elements want to break the country.