Sunday, October 2, 2022

Police seek permission to keep Ashwini Upadhyay in custody for three days, anti-Muslim slogans chanted at rally

New Delhi: Delhi Police has sought permission to keep BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay in custody for five days. Five others, including Ashwini Upadhyay, have been accused of chanting anti-Muslim slogans during a rally in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. Ashwini Upadhyay, who organized the strike, was interrogated late into the night along with other accused.

A clip of the rally went viral on social media, allegedly chanting “Joy Shri Ram” as well as threatening to kill Muslims. Just a kilometer away from Parliament and the top government office, some people were shouting “Hindustan me raha hoga joy shri ram kehna hoga”.

Organizer Ashwini Upadhyay (who is a Delhi BJP executive member) and those seen in the video have been questioned about not being arrested. After which the police finally took action on Monday evening and took the suspects into custody for questioning.

Police claim that due to Covid’s warning, they rejected the permission of the protests, but still the crowd was accumulated. TV actor and BJP leader Gajendra Chauhan was also present on the occasion, though he was not seen in the clip.

Upadhyay claimed that he did not know that such slogans were raised. Upadhyay said in a statement, “The procession against the old colonial colonial law was organized by Save India Foundation. I have no connection with Save India Foundation Trust. I, RVS Mani, Feroz Bakht Ahmed, Gajendra Chauhan were guests. We arrived at around 11:00 and 12. Departed at: 00 I have never met these scoundrels.

Among those arrested was Save India director Preet Singh. Others are Vinod Sharma, Deepak Singh, Binit Kranti and one suspect, identified by only one name, Deepak.

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