At a time when anti-CAA protests have spread to the southern parts of the country, Pakistani links are cropping up from Tamil Nadu (TN) where Congress ally DMK is leading the protests. A group known as ‘Citizens against CAA’ had started anti-CAA protests by drawing ‘kolams’ (rangoli) despite the fact that police refused to grant them permission for such a protest. The group, backed by Congress ally DMK and other alliance parties went ahead with their protests. DMK members also joined these protests by drawing anti-CAA kolams outside their homes.
It has now emerged that Gayathri Khandhadai, one of the lead protestors, has links to Pakistan. Chennai Police Commissioner AK Vishwanathan conducted a press conference in which he revealed that Gayathri’s Facebook (FB) profile states that she works with ‘Bytes for all’, a Pakistan based organization and they would be probing deeper in the coming days. She is a researcher with the said group. A photo of her meeting staff of Pakistan Foreign Office was tweeted by her. In addition, she and other protestors also met DMK Chief Stalin and his MP sister Kanimozhi.
Police has also refuted the allegations that they were arrested for drawing kolams. AK Vishwanathan said that the protestors got into a scuffle with a house owner who protested against ‘say no to CAA’ being written next to the kolam drawn outside his home. The protestors refused to heed the 92 years old house owner’s protests and that was when the police was called in. The police asked the group to leave and said that they shouldn’t go against the owner’s wishes. The group then resorted to sloganeering and raised slogans against the police too following which they were arrested. Further investigations are on regarding the group’s link to Pakistan.
Tamil website Kathir News reports DMK members even offered 200 per person to women for drawing ‘anti-CAA’ kolams but were chased away by Hindu women.
This is not the first time Congress ally DMK’s links to Pakistan have cropped up. Earlier Maridhas had exposed DMK’s Pak connection. Joining hands with Pakistan seems to be the latest ploy of Congress, its allies and those promoted by them like Gayathri. In their hatred for Modi they are turning against Bharat and are not even batting an eyelid before allying with Pakistan.
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