Youth Congress stages protest over intolerance
Writers, artists, academicians and scientists from across the country have voiced their concern over rising intolerance in India even going to the extent of returning their national awards as a mark of protest. Still, there has been little change in the overall scenario.
In order raise awareness against the growing atmosphere of intolerance, many senior Congress leaders like Anand Sharma, Dr C P Joshi, Digvijay Singh, Mukul Wasnik, Ambika Soni, Jitin Prasad, Deepender Singh Hooda, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Shobha Ojha, along with IYC national president Amarinder Singh Raja, various IYC state presidents and IYC NOBs on Monday, addressed the Youth Congress workers at Jantar Mantar. Thousands of Youth Congress activists from all across the country participated in the protest.
IYC national president Amarinder Singh Raja said: “Intolerance will not be tolerated. PM Modi should speak up on this issue and tell the people how his government will handle the growing intolerant environment in the country.” He also added that the PM should instruct his fellow ministers, parliamentarians, and BJP members to stop making statements that are against the dignity of the citizens of the country.
He stated that the Youth Congress will not tolerate the ideology of RSS that is trying to destroy the peace in the country by saying that they will build a memorial for Nathuram Godse and also warned if the plans of the construction went ahead, they would demolish it.
Later, he led the Youth Congress workers towards Parliament where they were stopped by police near Parliament Street Police Station. When the protesters resisted, the police used water cannons to disperse them. They also detained a large number of protesters.