Delhi violence was 'well-planned assault on idea of India', says Karnataka BJP
Tweeting from its official social media handle, they dubbed those demonstrating against the contentious new citizenship law to be “fake protesters”
February 28, 2020 / 04:25 PM IST
The Karnataka unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party said on February 28 that the violence that erupted in northeast Delhi was a “well-planned assault on the idea of India”.
Tweeting from its official social media handle, they dubbed those demonstrating against the contentious new citizenship law to be “fake protesters” and held them responsible for the clashes that escalated into communal riots earlier this week.
Notably, the Karnataka BJP handle was blocked by Twitter for 24 hours in February for posting incendiary tweets.
Several Twitter users rebuked and taunted the party’s social media team for ignoring Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra’s hate speeches that might have triggered the entire episode. Some even called them out for not talking about Delhi Police’s inefficiency in stopping the carnage that has claimed 42 lives and injured hundreds of Delhiites.
One Twitter user also mocked the handle and asked them to not take down this tweet at least.
She was referring to a tweet posted during Delhi elections where a photo of Muslim women standing in a queue to cast their vote, was shared. The Karnataka BJP Twitter handle had captioned the picture in a manner that ridiculed the Muslim population. It read: “Keep the documents safe, you will need to show them again during NPR (National Population Register) exercise.”
While they had removed the tweet soon after, their account was blocked by Twitter subsequently.