Shaheen Bagh women send defamation notice to BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya over paid protest charge
Miffed by the allegation of being paid to sit on protest, the women at Shaheen Bagh have sent a defamation notice to BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya. The legal notice has demanded an apology and Rs 1 crore in damages from the BJP leader.…
The protesters are angry over a viral video shared by Malviya, which claimed that the women, who were protesting against the CAA, were paid Rs 500 per day.… They have alleged that since Amit Malviya is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party in the Center, therefore has a “vested interest in defaming the mass of protesters”.
The notice addressed to the BJP leader read, “By making and propagating false allegations against the protesters and casting aspersions on their motivations, you, the addressee, and other entities, have not only played a fraud on the general public but have also attempted to bring disrepute to the protesters who are bringing the attention of a large number of people on the issues being pressed by this extraordinary exercise of Constitutional freedom.”…
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