The BJP on Tuesday continued to attack the protests in New Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and this time it was straight up hate speech. BJP MP Parvesh Verma said that if Shaheen Bagh continued, it will become a Kashmir-like situation in Delhi and “they’ll” enter homes and rape “sisters and daughters” unless BJP was voted to power.
BJP MP from West Delhi, Verma, was campaigning for the upcoming elections when he also made communal remarks saying all mosques on government land will be razed and Shaheen Bagh will be cleared within an hour if the BJP was voted to power.
As the Delhi Assembly Elections get closer, BJP leaders have continued to attack Shaheen Bagh protesters, trying to demonise and discredit them, calling them everything from “anti-national” to “tukde tukde gang”.
Verma upped the ante against the protesters, giving the protests a communal colour, saying voting for the BJP would mean a Shaheen Bagh free Delhi, something even other party leaders have said. He also said all mosques on government land in the city will be removed.
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