Amnesty India’s tweet condemning violence during anti-CAA protests only nit-picks crime incidents to paint its opponents with a bad brush.
Bengaluru: Amnesty India put out a tweet reiterating that “peaceful protest is not a crime”.
In its 52-second video, the foundation has sequenced various instigating statements. But in its quest to target only BJP and its supporters, it has only nit-picked on those visuals, tweets which, in its wisdom, indict the thinkers and supporters of the right.
Take a look at the tweet:
Peaceful protest is not a crime.— Amnesty India (@AIIndia) February 3, 2020
Peaceful protest is not a crime.
Peaceful protest is not a crime.pic.twitter.com/s4x3B2H3ck
Any sensible and neutral observer of the ongoing CAA-NRC-NPR unrest would agree that the protesting platforms have been used to issue diatribes against Hindus, Hindutva and Hinduism.
Sacred Hindu symbols were wantonly manipulated to represent the Nazi symbol and hurt the sentiments of Hindus.
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At Shaheen Bagh itself, there were and are loud cries from kids to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah.
Apart from these, many like Sharjeel Imran even advocated that India be suffocated (Chicken’s neck) and Assam be severed from the mainland.
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In the name of protests against the CAA-NRC-NPR, there were also shouts of Jinnah wali Azadi as well.
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Another interesting feature of these protests is that many protesters have openly batted for freeing Kashmir from India.
Again, we must tell you that these protests are only a farce and façade. Deep within it, there is an intended subterfuge to resort to vandalism. The burning of buses in Delhi, the sabotaging of railway lines in West Bengal, policemen themselves being targeted and pelted stones at, all these only prove Amnesty’s double standards in turning a blind eye to inimicality exhibited in the name of peace.
Lastly, the video clip ends with the tweet of PM Modi exhorting the citizens to criticise his government, as it makes it strong.
This in itself is a robust testament that the PM and his party are welcome to dissent and are willing to correct themselves.
But the big question is: Who will question Amnesty? Who will question the vandals in the garb of protesters?
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Last Updated Feb 3, 2020, 2:56 PM IST