Bengaluru Police provides security to Amulya Leona’s family in Chikkamagaluru district after attack from right-wing activists

Police have provided security to the residence of Amulya Leona, who had raised ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans, in Chikkamagaluru district after it was allegedly attacked by right wing workers, officials said on Friday.

Press Trust of India February 21, 2020 23:19:24 IST
Bengaluru Police provides security to Amulya Leona’s family in Chikkamagaluru district after attack from right-wing activists
  • According to sources, a group of people had targeted her house on Thursday evening and window panes were damaged

  • Amulya's father Wazi subsequently lodged a complaint following which police personnel were deployed near the house for the family's security

  • Meanwhile, a video of a group of people, allegedly right wing activists, on Thursday evening, purportedly questioning Wazi about his daughter's conduct and making him raise 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' slogans has gone viral

Bengaluru: Police have provided security to the residence of Amulya Leona, who had raised ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans, in Chikkamagaluru district after it was allegedly attacked by right wing workers, officials said on Friday.

According to sources, a group of people had targeted her house on Thursday evening and window panes were damaged.

Amulya's father Wazi subsequently lodged a complaint following which police personnel were deployed near the house for the family's security.

Bengaluru Police provides security to Amulya Leonas family in Chikkamagaluru district after attack from rightwing activistsMeanwhile, a video of a group of people, allegedly right wing activists, on Thursday evening, purportedly questioning Wazi about his daughter's conduct and making him raise "Bharat Mata ki Jai" slogans has gone viral.

Amulya had raised "Pakistan Zindabad" slogans thrice after the organisers of the event under the banner of "Save Constitution" invited her to address the gathering in the presence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi, on Thursday.

After being removed from the stage, she was arrested on charges of sedition and produced before a magistrate court which remanded her to 14-day judicial custody.

A purported Facebook post of Amulya on 16 February has surfaced in which she has said 'Zindabad' to several neighbouring countries, and adds that doing so does not make her belong to them.

"Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad, Bangladesh Zindabad, Sri Lanka Zindabad, Nepal Zindabad, Afghanistan Zindabad, China Zindabad, Nepal Zindabad... whichever country it may be, Zindabad to all countries," said the post in Kannada.

"You teach children that country means soil, but as children we are telling you country means- people living there.

People should get all basic amenities, they should get all basic rights, governments of all countries should take care of its people in a good way. Zindabad to all those who are doing public service," she said.

Stating that by saying Zindabad to other countries, she will not belong to that country, Amulya's post says, "as per law, I'm citizen of India, respecting my country and working for the people here is my duty.

I will do it, let's see what RSS people do..I have said what I had to, Sanghis start commenting."

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