Mangaluru: Office bearer of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Nupur Sharma held a press meet at the District BJP office in Kodialbail here, on February 29.
Addressing the mediapersons, Nupur said, “The protestors at JNU were shouting slogans in support of terrorist Afzal Guru. Afzal Guru was given ‘privileged’ imprisonment for 12 years, after which his petition of clemency was forwarded to the President’s approval. The petition was rejected after a long wait of 6 years. Now the protestors at JNU are calling the execution of Afzal Guru as a ‘judicial murder’. Are they saying that the Supreme Court is the culprit?”
She further said, “There are a few politicians who support these protesters for political gain. One should not drill a hole in the plate in which they eat. I would like to ask Rahul Gandhi, with what mentality did he support the protesters who belong to a banned organization within the JNU?” She said that the sacrifice of the families of the soldiers who guard the border was immense.
Nupur said, “The clause in article 19 (2) said that any word spoken against the sovereignty and integrity of India will limit the freedom of speech. In the name of freedom of speech and expression, these anti-national elements are challenging the integrity of the nation. The least we can do for our nation is love it and not balkanize it.”
“We should respect the freedom of speech, the freedom to breathe the free air of India. If your heart doesn’t like it here then you must decide to leave the country and go to a place where your heart wants you to go,” she said.
She said that many media houses were pro-Congress Party. “Some media houses have declared Kanhaiya Kumar as innocent. Are those media houses the judiciary? Who are they to decide who is innocent and who is not? Some have even gone ahead and declared that the video is doctored. BJP condemns the attacks on journalists by the lawyers.”
“The Congress even said that the Batla House encounter was fake and Encounter specialist and Delhi Police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was not killed in the operation. They said the photo published in the Indian Express did not show any bullet wound on Inspector Sharma’s body. He was actually shot in the back and the court did declare that the encounter was legitimate,” she said.
“My idea of patriotism is ‘love your country’ and do not drill holes in the plate in which you eat,” she added.