As the nation fights the coronavirus outbreak on war footing, the ‘protestors’ at Shaheen Bagh continue to lie, spew hatred and fear-monger with zero regard for public health and safety. in a video uploaded by Facebook page ‘Jamia World’, one of the ‘speakers’ at Shaheen Bagh continued to indulge in spreading lies about the NRC, fear-mongering and spewing hatred as the ‘protestors’ defied government advisory prohibiting gatherings in large numbers.
In the above video, the ‘speaker’ at Shaheen Bagh at around 3 minute 30 seconds hails the jihadist tyrant Tipu Sultan. “Listen Narendra Modi, our mothers and sisters gave birth to Tipu Sultan,” he says. “After 70 years of independence, today Modiji is saying Muslims will have to undergo NRC, Amit Shah says will do the NRC. What NRC? Is the Red Fort of your ancestors? Is this Qutub Minar of your ancestors? Is the Taj Mahal where you took Trump of your ancestors? It is of our ancestors. Listen, those who ask for document in NRC, this Red Fort is our proof. The Taj Mahal is our proof and the Qutub Minar is our proof. Why are you unfurling the tricolour on the Red Fort? I say you should do it at the toilets you built,” he says.
Further laying ‘claims’ on the monument, he says, “Why are you unfurling the tricolour on the Red Fort? It is ours. You built the toilets, you fly your flags there. That will show you are real Hindustani.”
“Our time is now. The time when we used to walk behind you is gone,” he says while urging the ‘protestors’ to develop the courage within themselves. “If you had developed courage when the Babri Mosque was demolished, then you wouldn’t have to see this day. Your mothers and sisters would not have to sit on the roads. Your conscience was dead. I don’t care if you feel bad. Because today our brothers and sisters are insulted and killed. If you don’t come out of the house today, next will be you,” he says while giving call to violence.
“We are scared only of Allah. We are not not afraid of anyone else,” he said.
In another video, the another ‘speaker’ called for economic boycott of products of Reliance Group and Adani Group as ‘economic loss to them will hit Modi and Shah’.
In the video, he can be heard saying “Modi and Shah will be hurt if the business of ones who are supporting him, Adani and Ambani, are hurt. The fight should be planned, not an emotional one. It is being repeated here often and I will say it again. Stop using Jio phones. Till the time you continue using Jio phone we cannot win this fight. Ultimately, it should hurt them. Their business should incur losses. They are poisoning our community. Hence, we must make sure that the products we use are not from them. We will have to boycott their products.”
Speaking on coronavirus, he says he is not afraid. “They pray to Lakshmi, they are afraid of coronavirus. We do not pray to Lakshmi so we are not afraid. Firstly take the Jio sim and break and throw it away. It will be painful but we have to win this fight,” he says. The speaker further dismisses coronavirus outbreak as a conspiracy. “There is no such thing as corona-vorona. They want to shut down on international level. They don’t want us to leave our homes. This is their planning. They are sitting there and spreading this propaganda,” he adds.
This is not the first time provocative speeches have been given at the Shaheen Bagh ‘protests’ where the ‘protestors’ are continuing to sit on the dharna despite the government advisory banning public gatherings in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed thousands of lives worldwide. They have referred to their ‘protests’ as ‘call from Allah’ and have said they do not fear coronavirus.
Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 and declared a new set of restrictions to limit the spread of the highly contagious disease. In order to flout the diktat, the Muslim protestors gathered there in smaller groups and have now decided that they would not end the protest, but spilt themselves into groups of 50 and take precautions by sitting at a certain distance. The ‘protestors’ have apparently been praying and reading the Quran at the protest site, believing that praying to Allah would safeguard them from the coronavirus crisis.