During a rally in India by the Samajwadi Party (a secular socialist party), workers raised the slogan of “Pakistan Jindabad.” A written complaint was filed with the police, and strict legal action was urged against the accused.
The Samajwadi Party had organized state-wide protests stating, “rising fuel prices and the alleged large-scale ‘fraud’ in the recently concluded Panchayat elections in the state” as the primary reasons.
A video then went viral in which attendants of the Samajwadi Party’s rally were heard raising ‘Pakistan Jindabad’ slogans. The slogans were raised when Samajwadi Party cadres were returning after the protests against the BJP government.
In the video, the primary suspect was wearing a red shirt and can be heard raising the “Pakistan zindabad” slogan initially. The party’s Agra district president was also present at the rally during the incident.
Reportedly, a person named Pankaj Singh is being accused of raising slogans. However, Singh has denied the charge and said that he only raised slogans supporting Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, and the Samajwadi Party.
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“I am a Thakur. Why would I raise Pakistan Zindabad slogans?” Singh asked.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh police have taken cognizance of the incident and have initiated a probe.
All other Hindu parties in the country took severe offense to the incident and openly blamed the party leaders for being Pakistani agents or colluding with Pakistan to dismantle India from within.
“Today in Agra, slogans of Pakistan Zindabad were raised in a rally against the BJP under the leadership of Samajwadi Party city president Wajid Nisar. Is Samajwadi Party operating from Pakistan?” the saffron party said in a tweet.
Today, Hindu activist groups will protest, demanding sedition charges against the Samajwadi Party leaders for raising such “anti-India” slogans.