The Delhi Police has detained six people, including advocate and former BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay, in connection with a video showing anti-Muslim slogans being raised during a protest at Jantar Mantar, officials said on Tuesday.
According to a senior police officer, the six people were detained from different areas of the Delhi-National Capital Region. Their roles are being verified in connection with the incident and further action will be taken accordingly, he said.
A video showing anti-Muslim slogans being raised during a protest at Jantar Mantar here was widely circulated on social media, following which the Delhi Police registered a case in connection with the matter on Monday.
Hundreds of people had attended the protest organised by Bharat Jodo Aandolan at Jantar Mantar on Sunday.
The video shows a group of people shouting inflammatory slogans and threatening Muslims during the protest at Jantar Mantar.
In the video, a mob can be seen chanting slogans like, "Jab mulle kaate jayenge, Ram-Ram chillayenge (Muslims will chant Ram-Ram when they will be slaughtered)." Another slogan raised was "Hindustan me rehna hoga, Jai Shree Ram kehna hoga (You will have to chant Jai Shree Ram if you want to live in India)."
While the Delhi police have arrested a few people in relation to the case but the public doesn't seem to be satisfied. Many are asking why the accused have not been charged with UAPA or sedition.
In the recent past, we have seen numerous cases of sedition being put over activists. Many questioned what's stopping the police from charging the accused in this case with UAPA for calling for violence against Muslims.
Here's what people are saying. Have a look.
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