AAP demands Praveen Togadia’s arrest over anti-Muslim speech
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded the immediate arrest of VHP leader Dr Praveen Togadia for his alleged hate speech. In a press release, the AAP said, “The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) strongly condemns the hate speech given by Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) president Pravin Togadia in Bhavnagar, Gujarat on Saturday evening targeting Muslims for buying properties in certain areas. This is an extremely shocking and a shameful act and goes against the Constitution of India which provides equality and freedom for every citizen.”
“There is no place for such violent and communal acts in our democracy which has a potential to destabilize our secular foundation. AAP demands that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi should publicly repudiate this act, take strict action against Togadia and the mob that gathered on that night and assure no such incidents will be allowed in future. If no action is taken against Togadia and his followers, Modi’s complicity in such actions will become clear,” the AAP said.
“The communally provocative statements of BJP in charge for Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah are also designed to do the same, as are the statements of some leaders of the Samajwadi Party like Azam Khan,” the AAP added. The AAP has also demanded that the Election Commission of India directs immediate registration of an FIR against Togadia and the Commission should take strict action against him, ‘so that he is not allowed to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere during elections’.