‘Brute repression’: Sonia Gandhi, in video message, attacks BJP over CAA protests

Updated on Aug 09, 2020 10:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday charged the BJP-led national coalition of ignoring the voice of the people protesting the amended citizenship law and accused authorities of trying to crush the dissenting voice with brute force. In a democracy, people have a right to articulate their concerns and it is the duty of the government to listen to and address their concerns, Sonia Gandhi said in a video statement released on Friday evening.

The Congress president’s statement came against the backdrop of protests in several parts of the country. Reports of sporadic violence have also been reported from Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka-Kerala border areas. Violence has also been reported from several towns of Uttar Pradesh.

“The Congress expresses its deep anguish and concern over the brute repression unleased by BJP government against students, youth and citizens across the country,” said Gandhi .

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She also said that the “spontaneous protests” are taking place across IITs, IIMs and other leading institutions throughout the country against the “divisive agenda and anti-people policies” of the government.

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