New Delhi : Holding the BJP-led NDA Government responsible for the attack on journalists and students in the Patiala House Court complex on two consecutive days, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the police had defied the Supreme Court’s order to protect scribes and students, and was acting on the Centre’s behalf.
“The Delhi Police is a uniformed force… If its master says don’t do anything, they won’t do anything. If the master tells them to shoot, they will shoot. Even after the Supreme Court’s directives, the police stood as mute spectators and didn’t take any action, because it was directed by the Centre to do so.. This means that the Centre is openly flouting the orders of the apex court of the country,” told the media after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee.
“If the directives of Supreme Court fail to get implemented within 200 metres of its periphery, then the Constitution won’t prevail in this country. This is the dictatorship of the Prime Minister and his government,” he added.
Attacking the government for failing to catch the culprits behind the anti-national sloganeering at the JNU varsity, Kejriwal said, “This government despite having entire police force and investigative agencies has failed to four to five students who made those anti-national slogans, how will they catch the terrorists who did the Pathankot attacks.”
Chief Minister Kejriwal met President Mukherjee, along with cabinet ministers of the Delhi state government.
The meeting was sought to discuss the inaction adopted by Delhi Police during the violent scuffle at Patiala House Court, where a frenzied mob comprising the right-wing lawyers and BJP workers assaulted JNU students, professors and journalists. (ANI)