Anti-national activities will not be tolerated: Home Minister

Home minister said this when reacting to the alleged anti-national slogans raised at the event organised by Amnesty International.

Published: 15th August 2016 07:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2016 07:25 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Home Minister G Parameshwara on Sunday said that the state government will act tough against anti-national activities.

Reacting to the alleged anti-national slogans raised at the event organised by Amnesty International at the United Theological College, Parameshwara said, “We do not know who raised the anti-national slogans or who incited them to raise such slogans. I have asked the City Police Commissioner to investigate and find out.” Police personnel were outside the venue when the alleged sloganeering happened. Those who raised anti-national slogans will be arrested, he said, and assured all that the investigation will be handed over to National Investigation Agency if any of those who raised the slogans were found to have links with terrorist organisations.

BJP demands strong action

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa has demanded stringent action against those who indulged in alleged separatist, anti-India sloganeering.

In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, he has urged that necessary directives be issued to the state government in this regard. “Some of the youths in the gathering shouted anti-India and anti-Indian Army slogans... It was almost a repeat performance of what happened in Jawaharlal Nehru University a few months back,” the letter states.   “It is my earnest request to direct the authorities to investigate the role being played by Amnesty International in organising such a seminar with an innate ulterior motive only to malign the Indian Army  and entire India. BJP is determined not to rest till the anti-national slogan-shouters are brought to book,” Yeddyurappa said in his letter.

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