Modi encouraging communal hate and fear mongering, allege women activists, organisations
Over 160 women and 13 organisations have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop Bharatiya Janata Party members from threatening women with violence and instead fight the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections by upholding the dignity of the Constitution. In an open letter to Modi, the signatories said the firing outside Jamia Millia Islamia on January 30 was a fallout of hate speeches by BJP members.…
Hours after a gunman fired shots at protestors outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University on January 30, Home Minister Amit Shah asked Delhi voters at an election rally if they were “with Modi or Shaheen Bagh?” Earlier, Union minister Anurag Thakur had led a crowd of BJP supporters in chanting the slogan “shoot the traitors”. Lok Sabha BJP MP Parvesh Verma claimed protestors at Shaheen Bagh would “rape and kill your sisters and daughters”.
These instances of hate speech prompted the Election Commission to ban Thakur and Verma from campaigning for a few days. On Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath appeared to suggest the use of bullets as a means to get dissenters on board. “Is the BJP now openly endangering the lives of India’s women and children?” asked the signatories in the letter.…
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- Firing At Shaheen Bagh, Delhi’s Second In 3 Days At An Anti-CAA Protest (Feb 1, 2020, NDTV)
- Pistol brandishing man threatens Shaheen Bagh protesters (Jan 29, 2020, Sabrang India)
- Watch: Demonstrators gathered at Shaheen Bagh to justify ‘goli maaro salon ko’ slogans (Feb 2, 2020, Scroll.in)