August 15, 2021

DELHI: Take Action against BJP Leader for Inflammatory Slogans

THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) Delhi state secretary, K M Tiwari, sought police action against former BJP-Delhi spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay for being the organiser of the August 8th Jantar Mantar meeting in which inflammatory slogans were raised against minorities. He had written to Rakesh Asthana, commissioner of police, on August 9, seeking his intervention.

The CPI(M) Delhi state committee had raised concerns of peace-loving citizens of Delhi and had lodged a formal complaint with the office of the CP at least thrice in the last year regarding the concerted, planned attempts to vitiate the communal harmony of the city by some Hindu extremist groups led by the BJP-RSS leaders. These incidents occurred in New Delhi, Mangolpuri and Jamia.

“Unfortunately, none of the organisers of these provocations has been brought to book till date. Emboldened by this, the communal Hindutva outfits have organised a demonstration at Jantar Mantar yesterday, right under the nose of the Delhi police in which blatantly anti-minority and inflammatory slogans were raised with a view to disrupt communal harmony,” the CPI(M) wrote in the letter to the CP.

The CPI(M) said that the report by the Indian Express fully exposes this diabolic act and its organisers. They also submitted a video released by the organisers after the event to the police. “The chief organiser of the event Ashwini Upadhyay who is a former BJP-Delhi spokesperson as well as other others involved must be arrested and charged with wilful attempts to spread communal hatred. No one should be allowed to disturb communal harmony in the capital,” the CPI(M) said.

They have earlier demanded strong action against the mastermind of such communal hate manufacturing tool kit, Kapil Mishra after comprehensive reports appeared in the press. “The latest event at Jantar Mantar can only be seen as a fall out of the gross inaction of the Delhi police when such matters were brought up earlier,” the CPI(M) said in its letter.