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Amulya Leona: teenage activist accused of sedition for saying “Pakistan zindabad” | India News


BENGALURU: A teenage student activist was arrested and reserved for sedition after she repeatedly mentioned slogans of “Pakistan zindabad” in her speech at an anti-CAA-NRC protest in central Bengaluru on Thursday night.
The deputy of Hyderabad and head of all India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Asaduddin Owaisi, who was on stage, immediately condemned the girl’s statement and said: “Murdabad to all who raise such slogans.”
Additional police commissioner (west), Soumendu Mukherjee, said female police officers are questioning Amulya Leona Noronha, 19, who lives in KR Puram as a paying guest. His father lives in Shivapura of Koppa in the Chikkamagaluru district.
By the way, Amulya was part of a three-member team that interrupted Postcard News co-founder Mahesh Vikram Hegde at Mangaluru airport in January. She, the spokeswoman for the Karnataka Congress, Kavita Reddy, and another student had asked Hegde to “prove her Indian identity by singing Vande Mataram.”
The incident on Thursday took place around 6.30 pm in Freedom Park, in the presence of Owaisi, who had come to address the meeting under the motto of “Save Constitution.” The teenage activist began her speech with calls from ‘Waaz do’ three times, and the crowd responded ‘hum ek hain’. Suddenly he broke into “Pakistan zindabad” shouts three times, and the crowd responded with “murdabad”, surprising the organizers.
The commotion reigned when the girl sang the motto for the second time. The organizers on stage tried to remove the microphone. An undeterred Amulya asked the meeting to sing with her. Then, she said “Hindustan zindabad” and tried to explain something, but the police took her to the backstage and arrested her. It was soon taken from the place of protest.
Owaisi took the microphone even when Amulya was being taken and said: “I condemn the statement. I am not associated with her. I am disappointed that the organizers allowed such statements to be made at an event destined to the unity of our nation. ”
BBMP’s corporation, Imran Pasha, said the activist was at the event without permission and that such slogans were raised to spoil the secular image of Owaisi and the spirit of the anti-CAA protest.
On video: On camera: Ruckus at the Owaisi rally in Bangalore after a 19-year-old sings on stage on pro-Pakistan slogans

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