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"Dictatorship is at its peak..." Bhim Army Chief Detained In Hyderabad
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was detained in Hyderabad on Sunday evening ahead of a planned protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), stated this morning that he was "being sent to Delhi".
Chandrashekhar Azad was detained in Hyderabad on Sunday evening
New Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was detained in Hyderabad on Sunday evening ahead of a planned protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), stated this morning that he was "being sent to Delhi". He also stated that his supporters were thrashed by cops before he was detained.
He wrote in an early morning tweet in Hindi "Dictatorship is at its peak in Telangana.... First, our people were thrashed with sticks and then I was arrested. Now, they have been brought me Hyderabad airport, they are sending me to Delhi, Bahujan Samaj won't forget this humiliation... I will be back soon." Tagging Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's office stated.
News agency reported, Azad and a few supporters were on their way to the Crystal Garden in Hyderabad's Mehdipatnam on last evening to address a protest rally when they were taken into custody.
He had sent out a Twitter alert regarding his detention 15 minutes before reports finally emerged on news agency platforms. The tweet read, "Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has been detained by the Hyderabad police."
Chandrashekhar Azad's detention came after 10 days of his release on bail from Tihar Jail on January 16. He was arrested on charges of inciting a crowd to take up an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Delhi's Daryaganj area.
Bhim Army Chief has become one of the most prominent faces of massive anti-CAA protests across the country. He has not toned down his attacks on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), even after his release from prison, subject to certain conditions.
The Citizenship Amendment Act, which the government says will help minorities from Muslim-dominated Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to get citizenship if they fled to India because of religious persecution will be used to target Muslims.
While critics claim that the law discriminates on the basis of religion, those linked to the ruling BJP maintain that those protesting it are being misled by Left parties and the Congress.
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