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Anti-CAA Kolam: TN police probing Gayatri Khandhadai’s Pak connection
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Anti-CAA Kolam: TN police probing Gayatri Khandhadai’s Pak connection

Agency News

The people behind the Anti-CAA Kolam protests in Tamil Nadu are now under the scanner of Chennai Police due to the alleged links of some of the key brains with Pakistan.

Chennai’s Commissioner of Police AK Vishwanathan himself on Wednesday revealed that one of the protesters who were detained by police during the Kolam protest might have ties with certain Pakistani organisation. One of the seven protesters, Gayatri Khandhadai, detained during the Kolam protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Besant Nagar on Sunday, is being probed for her connection with Pakistan. The police commissioner also said protester Gayatri Khandhadai’s Facebook profile showed that she is a researcher at Bytes for All, Pakistan and that the police are further investigating into what ties she has with the organisation.

"Police will look into Gayatri’s Facebook and other social media interactions and see if there are any connections with Pakistani agencies," he said. This woman protester has been a part of a slew of agitations held in the city against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and was also associated with the 'kolam,' demonstrations. Her presence at Madras University premises when the students there protested against the citizenship law last month is also under the scanner. Dwelling on her background, Viswanathan said Khandhadai has the support of local outfits in Tamil Nadu including an NGO.

"If you look at her Facebook profile, she says that she is a researcher at Bytes for All, Pakistan," the senior police official said adding this body seemed to be linked to the Association of All Pakistan Citizen Journalists. The extent and nature of the protester's "Pakistani connection," and "what," it is all about will be probed, he said.

Narayan Tirupath, BJP, State Executive Member & State Head, Media Relations Department, TN BJP also alleged that Gayatri’s social media posts are clear evidences of her hidden agenda behind the anti-CAA protests.