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Indian Youth Congress lodges police complaint against Union Minister Anurag Thakur for his 'inflammatory' speech

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 January 2020, 18:10 IST
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The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Friday filed a police complaint in opposition to Union Minister Anurag Thakur for his provocative speech during an election rally.

Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla had also registered a police complaint against the Union Minister on Thursday, claiming that it was after his "inflammatory" speech that the firing at Jamia happened.

During an election rally, Anurag Thakur stimulated the crowd to raise an incendiary slogan, "shoot the traitors" -- after he lashed out at anti-CAA protesters.

Earlier, a man fired a gun at anti-CAA protesters, injuring a student near the Jamia University before walking away while brandishing the firearm over his head and shouting "Yeh lo aazadi".

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IYC president Srinivas BV claimed that complaint had been registered against the Union Minister at Parliament Street police station "for his inflammatory speech after which a man fired at peaceful protestors at the varsity".

"We want immediate action against Thakur to prevent further escalation of such violent incidents in the country," Srinivas said.

IYC national media in-charge Amrish Pandey stated, "The ideology which killed Gandhiji is still prevailing and those like Thakur are provoking the people."

At the same time, Poonawalla in his complaint to the police said, a gun wielding man from Jewar district in Uttar Pradesh opened fire on anti-CAA protestors and injured a student.

He said,"It is important to note that Anurag Thakur on January 27 during an assembly election campaign for the Bharatiya Janta Party in Delhi made the statement, 'desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaron saalon ko (shoot the traitors)', instigating violence and disturbing social and communal harmony.

"It is important to note that the above mentioned unfortunate incidents occurred after the hate speech and incendiary slogan by Anurag Thakur," Poonawalla said in his complaint.

Poonawalla also suggested the police to take fitting legal action against the Union Minister Anurag Thakur.

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First published: 31 January 2020, 18:10 IST