19-year-old journalism student Amulya Leona shouted slogans in favour of Pakistan at an anti-CAA rally in Bengaluru, in which AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi was also present
Bengaluru: Amulya Leona, a journalism student at NMKRV college, in Benglauru, has shouted pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA rally at Freedom Park, Bengaluru.
The 19-year-old is a common name when it comes to expressing dissent against BJP, PM Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah.
Sources say she hails from Chikkamagaluru and her parents have always been in the forefront of taking on government and its policies for well over a decade.
Interestingly, AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi, who is also a strong advocate of anti-CAA was in attendance when Amulya shouted slogans in favour of Pakistan.
Clearly embarrassed by what transpired, Owaisi was forced to issue a clarification on the stage, saying he has nothing to do with the students and he condemns her statement outright.
He said, “We condemn anyone who comes here and raises a slogan for our enemy state. For us, it always is Bharat Zindabad. We have nothing to do with Pakistan. Those who are raising pro-Pakistan slogans have no relation with us. I want to clarify this. The organisers here have called people who are saying wrong things. The statement is wrong.”
As per local TV reports, the student was taken to Upparpet police station, but later shifted to an undisclosed destination for more questioning.
The CAA passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament last year intends to give citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have been living in India hitherto December 31, 2014.
With this law, around 32000 people are expected to benefit in a big way.
Though the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union home minister Amit Shah have repeatedly mentioned that the law doesn’t apply to Indian citizens, the opposition has consistently spread lies and misinformation about the law, with a view to instigate the minorities in India.
Several states have also passed a resolution against the law.
Last Updated 8:12 PM IST