#SeditionDebate: Attack at Patiala House court was premeditated, says AAP

New Delhi: Condemning the assault on students and journalists at a court in New Delhi, the AAP on day alleged that the attack was "premeditated" by some "BJP hoodlums" in the garb of lawyers.

The party also attacked Delhi Police saying the court incident "raises very serious questions" about its credibility and impartiality.

Patiala House Court.  Tarique Anwar/Firstpost

Patiala House Court. Tarique Anwar/Firstpost

"This government sees the children of this country as traitors and Pakistani PM as a peacemaker. They attack
students, the media, and fellow countrymen, but how many terrorist camps has this govt destroyed yet.

"They call Indians traitors and eat birthday cakes in Pakistan. BJP's nationalism is a big farce," AAP leader and
Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra alleged.

Senior AAP leader Ashutosh said that lawyers who attacked the students and journalists should be identified and their license seized.

"The sequence of events inside the Patiala House court premises clearly point towards a premeditated attack on
journalists and students by the BJP hoodlums, with their MLA OP Sharma caught on video attacking an unidentified person in full public view.

"It is shameful that journalists on duty were attacked by BJP goons with active cooperation from some individuals faking as lawyers. The BJP is hell-bent on vitiating the peaceful atmosphere of Delhi and is deliberately unleashing violence with police patronage to terrorise all sections of the society," the party claimed.

AAP's Delhi unit leader Dilip Pandey and national spokesperson Ashutosh, meanwhile met Special Commissioner of
Police Deepak Mishra and submitted the video clips of the JNU incident, demanding a thorough probe.

Students, teachers and scribes covering the hearing of sedition case against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar were
assaulted in the Patiala House court complex here, drawing condemnation from several quarters.

"According to us, the Delhi Police action is not based on law and appears to have been done under the pressure of the Central government. The Police may find it difficult pass the judicial scrutiny of its questionable move.

"The AAP treats the investigation in this case as a credibility test for the Delhi Police, which unfortunately in
the eyes of the people of Delhi is certainly not viewed as impartial," said the letter signed by Pandey and Ashutosh, submitted to the police.


Updated Date: Feb 15, 2016 23:08 PM

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