Congress protecting anti-nationals of Amnesty international – M R Hedge
Udupi: Congress-led Karnataka government is protecting those involved in anti-national sloganeering at Amnesty international, Bengaluru said Mattar Rathankar Hegde.
He was addressing a protest meet held by the BJP district unit on August 24 against the lathi charge on ABVP activists staging protest against Amnesty International India demanding for the arrest of those who raised anti-India slogans at an Amnesty event.
It was an irony that police resorted to lathi-charge on the ABVP activists who were shouting nationalistic slogans but let off those youth who shouted anti-national slogans at the United Theological College. It is alleged that the students glorified Afzal Guru at the Amnesty International programme. It is an insult to the soldiers who were martyred in the Parliament attack and also the judiciary. He alleged that by trying to project the Indian Army, which was trying to curb terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir, in bad light, the organisers had indulged in anti-national activities.
The State Home Minister G Parameshwar was defending the organisation while the Congress government in the State was assaulting Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists who were protesting against anti-national statements.
Police resorted to lathi-charge on patriotic students of the ABVP who were shouting nationalistic slogans but let off as well as escorted to safety the Kashmiri youth who shouted anti-national slogans at The United Theological College he added.
Speaking about former MP Ramya’s statement over Pakistan he condemned the statement and demanded an apology to the nation and asked her to go to Pakistan if it is good for her.
The protesters raised slogans against Amnesty for organising a series of such “anti-national events” and the State government for filing cases against the ABVP. They condemned the police action against ABVP members and demanded that the event organisers be immediately banned.
BJP leaders Uday Kumar Shetty, Baikady Suprasad Shetty, Dinakar Babu, Shyamal Kundar, Rajesh Kaveri, Ranjith Salian, Sathish Mutlupadi, Shilpa Suvarna and others were present.