BJP picks up 'Jinnah wali Azadi' video, flays protestors

BJP picks up 'Jinnah wali Azadi' video, flays protestors

Agency News

New Delhi, Jan 10: A big row has been triggered with the surfacing of a video that shows some protestors raising 'anti-government' and 'Jinnah wali Azadi'' slogans.

Tweeting the link of the website with the video, Delhi BJP spokesman Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga wrote, "Jinnah wali Azadi slogans raised at Shaheen Bagh. The true face of anti-CAA protests and what these slogans mean".

Two other BJP leaders GVL Narasimha Rao and Gaurav Bhatia also joined the issue with such anti-government protestors.

"The Jinnah-wali Azadi has a resultant in the form of a country called Pakistan. If these people want that kind of governance, I think they can always seek citizenship in Pakistan and go and live there", BJP spokesman and Rajya Sabha MP Mr Rao told a TV channel.

"These people (protestors) are not only becoming stigma in college campuses, they are actually acting as cohoots for Pakistani sponsored various terrorist organisations," he said.

Another BJP spokesman Gaurav Bhatia said these people are "nothing but anti-nationals and hell-bent on jeopardising the security of the country".

"They want to break the unity of our country, and therefore strict action in accordance with law must be taken against them," he said.

The reports in the video claimed that at a meeting at Shaheen Bagh area, protestors were chanting slogans - 'Hum ladke lenge Azadi. Nehru wali Azadi. Gandhi wali Azadi....Jinnah wali Azadi".

Shaheen Bagh is a neighbourhood in the South Delhi District of Delhi and has a sizeable minority community population.

BJP leaders have said that in 2018, a clash had erupted between AMU students on the issue of Pakistan’s founder and Muslim leader Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s portrait in the campus and thus there could be a 'pattern' in raising such slogans. (UNI)