BENGALURU: The residence of an Indian girl who has been sent to judicial custody for raising ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan at a public gathering in Bengaluru was attacked by unidentified miscreants on Thursday evening.
Citing local police, Indian media reported that some miscreants threw stones at the house following which some police personnel were deployed at the premises. The windows of the house were broken in the incident, it added.
The 19-year-old raised the pro-Pakistani slogan at a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) organised by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Bengaluru earlier on the same day.
According to Gulf News, she has been charged with sedition and sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
Amulya chanted the slogan repeatedly when she was invited to address the gathering at an anti-CAA assembly, following which the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi prevented her from raising the slogan.
#WATCH The full clip of the incident where a woman named Amulya at an anti-CAA-NRC rally in Bengaluru raised slogan of ‘Pakistan zindabad’ today. AIMIM Chief Asaddudin Owaisi present at rally stopped the woman from raising the slogan; He has condemned the incident. pic.twitter.com/wvzFIfbnAJ
— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2020
While men converged around the teenager, she was able to hold on to the microphone and was also chanted ‘India Zindabad’.
By that time, however, two policeman had arrived on the stage and whisked her away from the platform.
Condemning the incident, Owaisi then addressed the gathering and maintained that he did not agree with Amulya’s stance and that his party had no links with her.
“Neither I nor my party has any link with her. We denounce her. The organisers should not have invited her here. If I knew this, I would not have come here. We are for India and we, in no way support our enemy nation Pakistan. Our entire drive is to save India,” he said.
Attacking the AIMIM and Owaisi, the Karnataka unit of BJP tweeted: “AIMIM leader Waris Pathan declares that 15 crores Muslims must snatch “Azadi” from 100 crore Hindus. Anti-CAA Activist Amulya Leona chants “Pakistan Zindabad” in presence of AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi. Isn’t it clear that protests against #CAA are against the “Idea of India”?”
AIMIM leader Waris Pathan declares that 15 crore Muslims must snatch “Azadi” from 100 crore Hindus.
Anti-CAA Activist Amulya Leona chants “Pakistan Zindabad” in presence of AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) February 20, 2020
The rally was organised by the Hindi-Muslim-Sikh-Issai Federation at the Freedom Park in Bengaluru, India.