LUCKNOW: BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the Modi government for the arrest of human right activists and said this was yet another attempt of the BJP government to “terrorize the civil society”.
“This is government-sponsored terror and height of misuse of government agencies,” the Bahujan Samaj Party leader said in a statement, reports IANS.
She said the government was trying to intimidate poets, lawyers, activists, human rights advocates, professors and intellectuals.
The arrests, on charges that they were Maoist supporters, was a ploy to hoodwink the people and divert their attention from the failures of the BJP governments, the Dalit leader said.
She also alleged that instead of following the legal procedure against people who were named in the FIR regarding the Bheema-Koregaon violence, the NDA government was victimizing Dalit leaders whose lives were open books.