Bengaluru: As AAP leader and prime accused in the murder of IB officer Ankit Sharma Tahir Hussain continues to be grilled by cops, also in relation to his role in inciting Delhi riots that coincided with US President Donald Trump’s visit to India two weeks ago, another AAP leader and MLA Amanatullah Khan has issued a needless incendiary statement. 

He has also thrown his weight behind Tahir Hussain and played the usual victimhood card with aplomb. 

He said, “It is as if only Tahir Hussain is responsible for Delhi riots. This is an attempt to save the rioters. Only Muslims are being made responsible for the riots.” 

He further added, “If there will be discrimination, if you are unfair towards Muslims and send them to jail, call them rioters, then in this country the riots will continue.”

Anti-CAA protests have abounded with anti-India slogans. While Sharjeel Imam openly gave a call for northeast India to be cut off from the rest of it, Islamic chants have reverberated across India in these anti-CAA protests. But it is strange that some try to correlate Islamic chants with anti-CAA riots. 

Back to Amanatullah Khan, he himself is an accused in the December 15, 2019 violence when he fomented trouble by lying to his people that CAA snatches away their citizenship and makes them aliens in their own land.

It is also to be noted that many try painting the arrest of Tahir Hussain with communal colours as they say he is being targeted because of his religion. 

On the contrary, there is a mountain of evidence that his terrace was used to store deadly weapons like stones, acid packets and even petrol bombs. His neighbours vouched that his henchmen used these stones on the terrace to target several neighbours. 

In simple terms, the CAA is just a one-time offer to integrate persecuted non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan with India. But it sad it is being used as a tool to spread canards of the worst order.