Jantar Mantar rally: BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, 5 others arrested over 'anti-Muslim slogans'
New Delhi/IBNS: Former Supreme Court lawyer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay and five others have been arrested over the slogans against the Muslim community allegedly raised at a rally in Delhi's Jantar Mantar Sunday.
Upadhyay and the other accused were questioned till late last night by Delhi Police.
The march, which was called by Upadhyay, was against "colonial era rules".
In a clip which went viral on social media, "Ram, Ram" chants were heard along with threats to kill Muslims.
वीडियो असली है या नकली, यह जांच के बाद पता चलेगा लेकिन एक बात तय है कि बनाया गया है #भारत_जोड़ो_आंदोलन और मुझे बदनाम करने के लिए @HMOIndia @LtGovDelhi @CPDelhi @DCPNewDelhi pic.twitter.com/g4KChiQBJS— Ashwini Upadhyay (@AshwiniUpadhyay) August 9, 2021
"Hindustan mein rehna hoga jai shri ram kehna hoga (To stay in India, must say Jai Shri Ram)," the group purportedly said, as reported by NDTV.
Upadhyay has, however, said he had no idea that such slogans were raised.
Television actor and BJP leader Gajendra Chauhan was reportedly present in the rally.