Jamia firing ‘result’ of provocative remarks by BJP leaders?

NEW DELHI: The firing incident at Jamia Millia Islamia that took place in broad daylight of Thursday is the direct result of the inflammatory statements and hate speeches made by the BJP leaders in the recent past.

Netizens believe that provocative speeches made by senior BJP leaders some of whom also hold cabinet positions in the recent past against the backdrop of Delhi State Assembly elections that are scheduled for February 8.

Recently during the course of campaigning, MoS Finance Anurag Thakur sparked a controversy by urging and encouraging the crowd at an election rally in Delhi to chant after him – ‘ Desh kay gaddarauN ko/ ‘Goli maaro saalaoN ko, or shoot down traitors. Though he did not name any ‘gaddar’ the message was clear that it could be the members of the minority community or those who are sitting on protest at Shaheen Bagh against the CAA-NRC laws.

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#Arrest AnuragThakur trends

#ArrestAnuragThakur was trending on Twitter after the firing incident with social media users asking Delhi Police to immediately take action and arrest the union minister.

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Here is a compilation of some tweets:

As election in Delhi is scheduled to take place in February, BJP has turned the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) into an election issue.

BJP MP Parvesh Verma

Thakur is not alone. BJP leader and Member of Parliament Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma also made a communal remarks on Shaheen Bagh, where the protest against CAA-NRC-NPR has been going over a month.

In a video tweeted by news agency ANI, Verma said, “Lakhs of people gather there (Shaheen Bagh). People of Delhi will have to think & take a decision. They’ll enter your houses, rape your sisters&daughters, kill them. There’s time today, Modi ji & Amit Shah won’t come to save you tomorrow…”

Verma had claimed that, “Shaheen Bagh will be cleared within an hour if the saffron party comes to power.”

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