Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa believes Amulya Leona, the girl who raised the slogan of “Pakistan Zindabad” at a picket against the amended citizenship law (CAA), has a Maoist connection. The chief minister said this was an attempt to spoil the atmosphere of peace and harmony in society. But what is remarkable is that now even the father of the controversial rabble-rouser is peeved about her intemperate speech at a public function.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaddudin Owaisi was an invitee in the event where Amulya raised the slogan. She is now trying to defend herself by saying she wanted to further articulate the difference between the ‘Hindustan Zindabad’ and ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, but she was prevented from speaking further and as the police took her away.
The police have pressed sedition charges under Section 124(A) of the IPC against Amulya and presented her before a magistrate who sent her to 14-day judicial custody and denied her bail.
Amulya a Naxal?
Yediyurappa said investigations should also be initiated into the credentials of people who encourage elements like Amulya. “They should be punished,” the chief minister said.
In Mysore, Yediyurappa said, “Even Amulya’s father had called for breaking her arms and legs and said he would not bail her out. The father is saying he will not defend his daughter! Action should be initiated against those organisations that are behind people like Amulya. If action is not taken, this will not end.”
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has backed the chief minister. “Amulya comes from a place where Naxals have been very active for a long time. She has shared a lot of posts on Facebook. We will investigate these angle as well,” he said.
Meanwhile, Amulya Leona’s father has filed a police complaint. He alleged some antisocial elements damaged his house in Chikkamagaluru (Chikmagalur).
Father against daughter, and the former is not from BJP
Vojald, Amulya’s father, is a local politician of the Janata Dal (Secular) [JD(S)]. Earlier, he had said, “I told Amulya many times not to join Muslims. She didn’t listen. I have asked many times not to make provocative statements, but she did not listen.” He has called his daughter’s act “absolutely wrong”.
The slogan has led to citywide protests in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Friday. Her Chikmagalur residence was attacked late on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, members of Sri Rama Sene and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti are demonstrating against Amulya in Bengaluru.
Police are investigating the case of the Chikmagalur break-in incident.