BS Yediyurappa says 19-yr-old who raised pro-Pakistan slogans had links with Naxals in the past, should be punished

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday said the young woman who has been charged with sedition for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during an anti-CAA event, had links with Naxals in the past.

Press Trust of India February 21, 2020 13:48:08 IST
BS Yediyurappa says 19-yr-old who raised pro-Pakistan slogans had links with Naxals in the past, should be punished
  • Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday said the young woman who has been charged with sedition for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during an anti-CAA event, had links with Naxals in the past.

  • Amulya Leona had raised Pakistan Zindabad slogan hrice 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 Owais

  • Meanwhile, Amulya's father Wazi said action should be taken against her in accordance with law, so that she corrects herself

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday said the young woman who has been charged with sedition for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during an anti-CAA event, had links with Naxals in the past.

Amulya Leona had raised "Pakistan Zindabad" slogan hrice 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.

She was immediately taken into custody and subsequently produced before a judicial magistrate and sent to 14-day custody. A sedition case was also filed against her. "Importantly, the organisations that are behind people like Amulya and nurturing them, if we don't take action against such organisations, such things won't end. Prima facie it is clear that there is conspiracy going on to disturb law and order with such incidents," Yediyurappa said.

BS Yediyurappa says 19yrold who raised proPakistan slogans had links with Naxals in the past should be punished

File photo of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. PTI

Speaking to reporters in Mysuru, he said, "if organisations that are behind her are inquired into, things will come out. It is clear that she had links with Naxals in the past. In this backdrop she should be punished and action should be taken against organisations that are behind her."

Amulya's father himself has said she should be punished and should not get bail and that he will not seek protection for her, the chief minister added. Police will also be questioning the organisers of the event in connection with the incident, official sources said.

Meanwhile, Amulya's father Wazi said action should be taken against her in accordance with law, so that she corrects herself.

"It is an unforgivable mistake, she has caused pain to Indians. I'm deeply disturbed...action should be taken against her in accordance with law, she is around 19, we will have to find out why she said it and who is behind it,"he added.

"She is a bright girl...I have tried to tell her not to involve herself in such activities after I got to know she was involving in anti-CAA, NRC protests and complete her education first," he said.
He expressed apprehension over possible health issues of his daughter.

Police have provided security to Amulya's residence at Koppa in Chikkamagaluru after some protesters had staged demonstrations, officials said. Several organisations held protests in the city on
Friday against the incident.

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