NEW DELHI: Six people including a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader arrested for chanting anti-Muslim slogans in New Delhi, near the parliament house and top government offices.
Videos of the protest, in which slogans threatening to kill Muslims were raised, have gone viral on social media. “Hindustan mey rehna hoga, Jai Shri Ram kehna hoga” (If you want to stay in India, you will have to chant Jai Shri Ram), they shouted.
The event was organized by counsels of the top court and former Delhi BJP spokesman Ashwani Upadhyay. The BJP leader said that he was not aware of the slogans and only few people were involved in that. He said the slogans were raised after the protest, when people were dispersing.
MP Asaduddin Owaisi said the hooligans got the courage to raise such inflammatory slogans near the parliament because they knew that the Modi government was behind them.
Later, Muslims and their supporters also gathered at Jantar Mantar area of the capital city and held a protest against anti-Muslim sloganeering. When they approached police to file a case, police detained some of them, however they were released after few hours.