Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa took to Twitter on Friday and shared a video of a person being brutally beaten, allegedly in Bangladesh. Amid widespread protests against the contentious CAA law, he put forth the video as a live example of minorities being persecuted and tortured in the neighbouring countries. Sirsa sought the intervention of Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar and asked for immediate action.
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The boy in this video is Raju Chandra who is being tortured by Abu Taher at Muradnagar of Comilla Distt— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) December 28, 2019
I urge @DrSJaishankar Ji to immediately take take up this case with his counterparts in Bangladesh and raise voice fr human rights of minorities@ANI @republic @thetribunechd https://t.co/xHbubed0Sf
Stating that the video was taken on December 25, Majinder Singh Sirsa said that everyone opposing CAA should see the video of a poor man being tortured in Bangladesh.
Show this to everyone opposing CAA... This is how minorities are treated in Bangladesh— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) December 27, 2019
This is a real video of 25th Dec,2019 and the helpless mother of the victim stands behind unable to protest or stop such atrocities!! pic.twitter.com/0zpTTqpv7D
Protests erupted in several parts of the country over the last two weeks, including Uttar Pradesh, over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Section-144, prohibiting the assembly of more than four people in an area, was imposed in various parts of the state in view of the law and order situation.
The CAA seeks to provide citizenship to members of the minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who have fled due to religious persecution. This will be applicable to the members of these communities having arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014.