'Dissent Is My Right' Says Student Beaten Up During Shah's Rally
He is currently pursuing BA in Political Science from Delhi University’s School of Open Learning. He had reached Seelampur to participate in a protest there on Sunday evening, when he learned about Amit Shah’s rally in Babarpur. Singh then went to Shah’s rally and raised slogans of “Take Back CAA!” But BJP supporters present there beat him up; injury marks from this incident are visible on his body. When BJP supporters were assaulting Singh, Shah asked security personnel to take him away. Singh alleges that before releasing him, the Delhi Police made him write on a piece of blank paper that his mental condition was not good and that he unwittingly resorted to sloganeering in Shah’s rally. He says that had he not written this, the Delhi Police would not have released him. However, the Delhi Police have refuted this allegation. This is not the first incident when Amit Shah was directly confronted by anti-CAA protesters. On January 7, Shah was attending a rally in Lajpat Nagar, when young lawyer Surya Rajappan came out onto the balcony of her house, raised slogans against the CAA and hung a bedsheet with anti-CAA slogans written on it. After this protest, Rajappan was evicted from her house by the landlord. But she has been protesting more vehemently against the CAA after this.
#DU student, Harjit, who was beaten up during Shah's rally in Babarpur for raising #antiCAA slogans released by #DelhiPolice and says he'll continue to oppose the #citizenshiplaw as 'dissent is his right'@ShahnawazMalik_— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) January 28, 2020
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