Video: Woman shouts 'Pakistan zindabad' at India rally, detained
The sudden incident embarrassed Owaisi and the anti-CAA rally organisers.
A young woman, identified as Amulya, was whisked away from the dais on Thursday, for shouting "Pakistan zindabad" at an anti-CAA rally here, police said.
"Amaulya, a student activist, was taken off the dais and detained for shouting 'Pakistan zindabad' at the rally in Freedom Park in the presence of AIMIM President Asauddin Owaisi and leaders of different faiths," a police official told IANS here.
The sudden incident, which embarrassed Owaisi and the rally organisers - Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Issai Federation, occurred when Amulya was called on the dais to address the gathering in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) under the banner of "Save Our Constitution".
"When Owaisi and others tried to stop Amulya from shouting the pro-Pakistan slogan, she started chanting 'Hindustan zindabad'. Our personnel who were at the rally for providing security, took her off the dais to control the situation even as she insisted on speaking," the police officer recalled.
#WATCH The full clip of the incident where a woman named Amulya at an anti-CAA-NRC rally in Bengaluru raised slogan of 'Pakistan zindabad' today. AIMIM Chief Asaddudin Owaisi present at rally stopped the woman from raising the slogan; He has condemned the incident. pic.twitter.com/wvzFIfbnAJ- ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2020
Owaisi, President of the All-India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and its 4-time Lok Sabha member from the Hyderabad constituency, condemned the activist for taking liberty to shout pro-Pakistan slogan and told the organisers to stop her from speaking.
"When Amulya resisted the organisers from addressing the gathering, our policewomen had to forcibly escort from the stage and detain her in a corner," the police official added.
Regretting the incident and denouncing the activist, Owaisi said in Hindi-Urdu that he and his party was against such slogans as they are for India and proud of being Indians.
"We do not agree with the activist shouting such slogans. The organisers should not have invited her to the rally. If I knew this, I would not have come and we don't have any link with her. We are for India and don't support our enemy nation Pakistan. Our drive is to save India and our Constitution," asserted Owaisi.
Sent to judicial custody
Amulya was denied bail by a judicial magistrate over the incident.
She will be kept in judicial custody for three days and the matter will come up before the local court on Monday.
A case has been registered under Section 124A (Offence of sedition) of the Indian Penal Code against Amulya.
"We have registered a suo moto case under Section 124A (sedition), 153A and B (promoting enmity between different groups and imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration). Once formalities are completed, we will produce Amulya before a judicial magistrate," B Ramesh, DCP Bengaluru (West) said.
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