Union Minister Anurag Thakur Instigates People to Shoot “Traitors”

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Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Caravan News

NEW DELHI – A clip of Union minister Anurag Thakur surfaced on the social media in which he can seen instigating people to shoot traitor by exhorting them to chant slogan “Desh ke gaddaron ko, Goli maro saalon ko” (Traitors to the nation should be shot).

The video, reportedly taken at a rally in the National Capital, purportedly shows Thakur, the Minister of State for Finance, exhorting the crowd to chant ‘shoot the traitors’, a slogan that has frequently been used to denigrate anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters and which was also reportedly heard during the 5 January attack on teachers and students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi.

A poll officer, speaking to NDTV, said the video will be examined and that action, if necessary, will be taken.

This comes just a day after controversy erupted at an Amit Shah rally in New Delhi after a few people chanted the same slogan, as per a report in India Today. The BJP on Sunday distanced itself from such sloganeering, with Delhi party president Manoj Tiwari saying neither he nor the BJP supports such remarks, as per the report.
In December, Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra, who defected from the AAP, at a rally in support of the CAA, was accused of leading his supporters in chanting ‘shoot the traitors’. A video of children wearing the BJP cap were chanting the same slogans had surfaced on the social media.
Thakur has been slammed by many Twitter users for exhorting people to chant violent slogan.

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