AAP MLA Was Instigating Young Children: Gambhir on Jamia Protest

Gambhir has alleged that the protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia against the CAA was politicised by the AAP.

Updated17 Dec 2019, 03:12 AM IST
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Former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir has alleged that the protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia University against the Citizenship Amendment Act was politicised by the Aam Aadmi Party.

Speaking on yesterday's protest near Jamia Nagar area, Gambhir said: "The most unfortunate thing was a video which I had tweeted where an AAP MLA was instigating young children. You want to do politics on the shoulders of young children who have come to build their future."

“It is unfortunate as those young children are the future of the country. They have all the right to demonstrate but in a peaceful manner. This country belongs to every individual irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sex.”
Gautam Gambhir, BJP MP

“Everyone has contributed to the growth of the country and people have all the right to demonstrate but in a peaceful manner. The government will definitely listen to you," Gambhir added.

Speaking about the Citizenship Amendment Act, the BJP MP said, "When you talk about the CAA, it is not against people and it is not about taking citizenship from any Indian but it is about giving citizenship."

“I pray and wish that students don’t take law in their hands. This issue should not be politicised as this act is not against any Indian.”
Gautam Gambhir, BJP MP

Several students and police personnel were injured after a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent in Jamia Nagar area on Sunday, 15 December.

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Published: 16 Dec 2019, 05:01 PM IST
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