BJP defends police in JMI lathi-charge incident


Panaji: BJP in Goa on Monday defended police action on the students of Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) University stating that “tensed situation made them to enter university campus.”

BJP’s Goa leader and Former South Goa Member of Parliament Narendra Sawaikar told a press conference at party headquarter that “no police will simply enter the university campus, unless situation demands.”

“The situation was so much tensed that the police had to enter the university campus. You cannot say that police resorted to violence, it may be the other way round,” Sawaikar said referring to the incident in JMI university campus.

Sawaikar said that there is no need to have anxiety amongst the students on the issue of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

Taking suo motto cognizance of the matter, Supreme Court judge has also said that there is no need to have anxiety within the students on this issue, the BJP leader said.

Sawaikar also said that “one should not take up communal issues in the campus.”

The BJP leader accused Congress and other opposition parties of trying to create confusion and mislead people on CAB issue.

“Besides working on development and governance, BJP led government in the centre is also correcting the historical wrongs done in the past,” he said referring to CAB.

He said that the laws on Triple Talaque or CAB are meant to empower the people specially minority communities which needs to be supported by people across all the strata of society.

Claiming that Congress was trying to divide people on communal lines, Sawaikar urged that central government should take action against such people.


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