'Goli maaro...' slogan raised at Rajiv Chowk station, six detained
The spiteful slogan — Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro sa***n ko, has spilled beyond rallies and public meetings. This was proved today when a bunch of men raised the slogan at the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station, in the heart of Delhi. This comes when the National Capital Delhi is already brewing with tensions after Hindus and Muslims clashed in the Northeast area.
Miscreants started raising slogans, caught everyone's attention
As per reports, the group started raising the slogan around 10:35 am when the metro train was about to halt and continued it after alighting. Rajiv Chowk is one of the busiest metro stations in Delhi. In June 2019, the station saw an average footfall of 2,25,438 daily. An eye-witness said, "There were about 10 people in the group."
The problematic video can be viewed here
This is at Rajeev Chowk Metro Station, the busiest interchange station on Delhi Metro. No FIR against Anurag Thakur and Kapil Mishra and now we keep peddling bull shit about both sides. pic.twitter.com/v5lBiLFV6p— Om Prasad (@omprasad_14) February 29, 2020
Six were detained immediately
Demonstration of any kind is barred inside metro premises. About the incident, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) released a statement informing that six "passengers" were immediately held by metro staff and security personnel at the station. "DMRC/CISF staff immediately handed them over to the Delhi Metro Rail Police for further necessary action," the statement added. The incident didn't affect the operations.
DMRC underlined demonstration is banned inside metro premises
"Under Delhi Metro O&M Act 2002, any kind of demonstration or nuisance is prohibited in Delhi metro premises. Any passenger indulging in such an act is liable to be removed from the metro premises," the statement added. Further investigation is underway.
BJP leaders emboldened hatred by raising the slogan
The slogan, which calls for shooting down India's traitors, surfaced in headlines when Delhi BJP's Kapil Mishra raised it at a pro-Citizenship Amendment Act rally. Later, Union Minister Anurag Thakur shouted the same slogan before Delhi elections. He didn't mouth the complete slogan and said just the former part but the crowd finished it for him. Subsequently, he was removed from BJP's star-campaigners' list.