BJP Youth Leader Allegedly Admits to Burning Rohingya Camp

A fire had broken out at the refugee camp near Kalindi Kunj in south Delhi earlier this month. 

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Manish Chandela (extreme right) openly boasted on Twitter that he burnt the Rohingyas camp in South Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj area on the adjoining night of 14 and 15 April. 
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The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Thursday, 19 April, wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik seeking appropriate action against BJP youth wing leader Manish Chandela, after he allegedly admitted to burning down a Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi earlier this month.

This is to bring it to your notice that Manish Chandela, who is a member of the BJP’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), has openly claimed on his Twitter handle ‘@Chandela_BJYM’ that ‘Yes, we burnt the houses of Rohingya terrorists.’ 
AIMMM in the letter to Delhi Police Commissioner
Manish Chandela deleted his Twitter account afterwards. 
Manish Chandela deleted his Twitter account afterwards. 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@rishav_ranjan18)

The AIMMM also attached the screenshots of Chandela's tweets wherein he claimed to have set the Rohingya refugee camp in Kalindi Kunj ablaze. Chandela had tweeted at 2.16 am on April 15.

Again, on April 16 at 5.42 pm, Chandela posted on his Twitter handle: “Yes, we did it and we do again #ROHINGYA QUIT INDIA.”
BJP Youth Leader Allegedly Admits to Burning Rohingya Camp
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@rishav_ranjan18)

Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan also took to Twitter to highlight the laxity on the part of the Delhi Police and the Central government.

All Belongings Lost

A fire had broken out at the refugee camp near Kalindi Kunj in south Delhi on the intervening night of 14 April and 15 April that quickly engulfed the entire camp. More than 200 residents lost all their belongings, including identity cards and special visas issued by the United Nations.

The open claim on social media by the culprit is a challenge to the Delhi Police and all other law enforcement agencies. The tweet was posted immediately after the fire in the refugee camp. We demand immediate arrest of Manish Chandela under appropriate sections of the IPC.
AIMMM letter

(With inputs from IANS)

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