Sunday, October 25, 2020
    Home News India Raising 'azadi' slogans during protest will result in sedition charges: Yogi Adityanath

    Raising ‘azadi’ slogans during protest will result in sedition charges: Yogi Adityanath

    Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said shouting 'azadi' slogans during CAA protests would amount to treason and attract strict punishment.


    Bigg Boss 14: Zaid Darbar On Rumored Girlfriend Gauahar Khan

    Bigg Boss Senior, Gauahar Khan is winning hearts and gathering love for her performance in the house. Also in news is Zaid...

    Bigg Boss 14: Hina Khan And Gauahar Khan Think Rubina Dilaik Is A Clear Winner

    Standing for herself and communicating her point wherever necessary, Rubina Dilaik has been carving a strong niche for herself in the Bigg...

    Bollywood actesses who were launched by Salman Khan

    These are the Bollywood actresses who were launched by Salman Khan in the Hindi film industry

    Hollywood Celebrities Mourn The Death Of James Lipton

    Hundreds of Hollywood stalwarts were given to James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean to open up regarding their life and art and became an unexpected star.

    Zaid Reacts To His And Gauahar’s Ongoing Wedding Rumors

    It’s a very speculative and rumors floating world out there where every other actor or social media influencer, always becomes a part...

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday warned that those raising the ‘Azadi’ slogan during protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be charged with sedition in his state.

    “If anyone will raise slogans of ‘Azadi’ in the name of protest, it will amount to sedition and the government will take strict action. It can’t be accepted. People cannot be allowed to conspire against India from Indian soil,” he said while addressing a pro-CAA rally in Kanpur.

    The ‘Azadi’ slogan has become ubiquitous at the demonstrations held nationwide against the new citizenship law that speeds up the naturalisation process for six communities from India’s three neighbours, but excludes Muslims from its ambit.

    Once shunned and branded as “anti-national”, the chant has reverberated at the protests, taken up by youngsters in universities and by old women in Shaheen Bagh in Delhi and the clock tower in Lucknow.

    Meaning freedom in English, the slogan has been used to seek ‘azadi’ from CAA, NRC, divisive politics and the many other socio-economic problems that India faces. But Adityanath implied it was only being used to demand the ‘Kashmir-wali azadi’ from UP’s soil.

    Protests against the CAA have continued in the state despite a brutal crackdown by the police, leading to the death of 19 demonstrators last month.

    Adityanath claimed that as the opposition lacked the courage to hold protests, it was using the women and children as a “shield”.

    “These women do not even know what they are protesting against. Women are being made to organise dharnas while the men are sleeping in quilts at their homes. These women say the men now say they have become disabled,” Adityanath said at the rally.

    He was referring to the sit-in agitation by women at the iconic Husainabad clock tower in Lucknow, which is similar to the over a month-long protest by women in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh.

    The UP Police had recently seized blankets and eatables, switched off the street lights, and locked the public toilet near the venue to force the women to call off their dharna, but the vigil has continued. Their resistance has also inspired women in other parts of the state to sit on dharna against the act.

    “Now these people (anti-CAA protesters) do not have the courage to participate in the protests themselves. They know if they indulge in vandalism, their property will be seized,” said the chief minister who had earlier warned protesters against vandalising vehicles and properties in state, saying they would have to compensate for the damages.

    Adityanath also slammed the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Left parties, accusing them of playing politics at the cost of the nation.

    “For them, the country is not important. The Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis are not important. Now, for the Congress, even the Christians are not important. And they have said the protests will continue against the CAA until the ISI agents are given entry in India. This is a shameful statement made by Congress leaders,” he alleged.

    For latest entertainment news, bollywood news, hollywood news, celebrity gossips, latest movie reviews, entertainment news and gossips in hindi - follow Lehren on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

    ↓   Keep Scrolling for NEXT STORY   ↓

    Top Picks


    Bigg Boss 14: Naina Singh and Kavita Kaushik’s Grand Entry

    In the latest episode of Bigg Boss 14, after a long wait the makers are all set to introduce its first 2...

    TV Celebrities Expect More Spicy Drama From Bigg Boss 14

    We also saw how the audiences were really enjoying and also rooting for the new budding friendship of Sidharth, Hina and Gauahar...

    Bigg Boss 14: Contestants Celebrate Navratri With Preeti Pinky

    In the latest episode of Bigg Boss 14, the contestants will finally get to celebrate Navratri, however, they are in for surprise...

    Bigg Boss 14: Love Blossoms Between Eijaz Khan And Pavitra Punia

    In the latest episode of Bigg Boss 14, Eijaz Khan - Pavitra Punia and Jaan Kumar Sanu – Nikki Tamboli will be...

    Bigg Boss 14: Jaan Kumar And Nikki Tamboli’s Friendship In Trouble

    In the latest episode of Bigg Boss 14, Salman Khan expose truth about Jaan Kumar Sanu’s friendship with Nikki Tamboli. Host Salman...

    Also Read

    Mehbooba Mufti Under Fire: BJP Calls For Action Against PDP Chief

    Mehbooba Mufti under fire for her scathing statements about the central government. The PDP chief wants to reclaim the special status Jammu...

    BJP Blasted CM On Blocking CBI And Withdrawing Consent

    The Bhartiya Janta Party or BJP blasted CM of Maharashtra for his decision. BJP leader Ram Kadam accused the...

    The Day Lalu Yadav Comes In, Nitish Kumar Goes Out; Tejaswi...

    Prominent Bihar politician Lalu Yadav will be out of jail on November 9. The day Lalu Yadav comes in, will be the...

    PM’s Plan To Raise Legal Age Of Marriage, Could Have Economic...

    The PM’s plan to raise legal age could be an economic booster and have social profits for India. As stated according to...


    Akanksha Feels Insecure Due To Devoleena And Rupal

    We know that young actors are always warm and welcoming to their senior cast members in any TV serial’s shooting sets but...

    Shweta Tiwari Feels Happy That Mere Dad Ki Dulhan Is A Finite Show

    Shweta Tiwari and Varun Badola starrer Mere Dad Ki Dulhan is coming to an end very soon, as the cast and crew...

    Bappi Lahiri At The Song Recording For Film Mudrank

    This flashback video features the song recording for the film 'Mudrank: The Stamp'. This 2009 film was directed by Shakir Shah and...

    Varun Dhawan To Kick-Start Shooting For Four Films Starting November

    After a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entertainment industry is slowly getting back at its feet. The actors...

    Bigg Boss 14: Naina Singh and Kavita Kaushik’s Grand Entry

    In the latest episode of Bigg Boss 14, after a long wait the makers are all set to introduce its first 2...