Mumbai: RPI activists protest against desecration of Indian Constitution
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Mumbai: RPI activists protest against desecration of Indian Constitution

Party activists put up road blockades and took out demonstrations at Nagpada and Ghatkopar to condemn the act.

mumbai Updated: Aug 13, 2018 06:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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RPI activists protest at Sion Koliwada on Sunday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Activists of the Republican Party of India (RPI) held demonstrations across the state demanding stringent action against the people who burnt a copy of the Constitution last week in Delhi.

RPI activists indulged in road blockades as well as demonstrated all across Mumbai at places like Nagpada and Ghatkopar condemning the action. They also petitioned the local police stations demanding strict action against the guilty.

Union minister and RPI chief Ramdas Athawale has already demanded strict action against these elements whom he described as anti-nationals. “They should be arrested for their anti-national act and stringent sections imposed on them,” said Athawale.

On Thursday afternoon, a fringe group by the name of Azad Sena was seen demonstrating at Parliament Street in Delhi. According to eyewitnesses, they burnt a copy of the Constitution as well as shouted slogans against Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, who is referred as the architect of the constitution. The Delhi police swung into action and lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against Azad Sena under the section of Prevention of Insults to the National Honour act.

In December last year, when Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde spoke of changing the Constitution, there was wide spread condemnation that Hegde was forced to retract his words and said he was misunderstood.

First Published: Aug 13, 2018 06:29 IST