Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, together with a bunch of different Congress leaders, immediately hit out on the Centre over reviews of a number of folks being arrested in Delhi for allegedly placing up posters important of the federal government’s dealing with of the Covid disaster.
“Arrest me too,” Mr Gandhi tweeted immediately in each English and Hindi, together with the “white Hindi words on black background” poster that led to the arrests. It learn: “Modi ji, why did you ship vaccines meant for our youngsters, overseas?”
Arrest me too.
मुझे भी गिरफ़्तार करो। pic.twitter.com/eZWp2NYysZ
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 16, 2021
At least 17 folks have been arrested by the Delhi police over posters that got here up prior to now few days within the capital criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Delhi police, which reviews to the Union Home Ministry, has mentioned it had additionally registered round 21 circumstances beneath the Defacement of Public Property Act & Section 188 within the matter regarding the posters, based on an ANI report.
India has reported greater than three lakh infections a day over the previous three weeks, overwhelming its well being care system and leaving many with out hospital beds, oxygen and ample therapy.
Yet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities has confronted widespread criticism for showing extra intent on addressing the unhealthy publicity due to the missteps than fixing the disaster.
Governments in a number of states like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh have been accused of making an attempt to cover their casualties as a whole bunch of our bodies have been seen floating in rivers and buried within the sand by the banks.
Besides Mr Gandhi, a number of others have criticised the arrests saying it signifies a “lawless state gone amuck”.
Am shocked &surprised. May vehemently disagree bt beneath what authority, what regulation, wht energy can U arrest those that put up posters eg auto driver, printer, day by day wager and so forth. This, like UP arrest of one that complained on dropping his father, smacks of a lawless state gone amuck!
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) May 16, 2021
Celebrate, India is a free nation. There is freedom of speech
Except, whenever you ask a query of the Honourable Prime Minister
That is why the Delhi Police arrested 24 individuals for allegedly pasting a poster in Delhi
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) May 16, 2021
Congress chief Jairam Ramesh went one step forward. Saying he would put up the posters on the compound wall of his residence, he requested the Delhi police and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to arrest him.
Putting up important posters towards PM is now against the law? Is India run by the Modi Penal Code now? Is the Delhi Police so jobless in the midst of a raging pandemic??
I’m placing up posters on my compound wall tomorrow. Come get me.@DelhiPolice@AmitShahhttps://t.co/cFH8Tdh93p
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) May 15, 2021
Others like Congress spokesperson Dr Shama Mohamed and activist Saket Gokhale, too, adopted Mr Gandhi’s instance and dared the police to arrest them for tweeting the identical poster.
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