As reported by Indian Express, a senior police officer in India’s Uttar Pradesh state has been caught on camera telling residents protesting the country’s new citizenship law to “go to Pakistan”
There have been a lot of protests after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government brought in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which many see as discriminatory against Muslims, who make up 14 per cent of the population.
The video of the Indian officer telling the anti CAA protestors to go to Pakistan was first shared on twitter. The officer can be heard saying, ” The ones tying black and yellow bands, tell them to go to Pakistan. You eat here but sing praises of another place? This lane is now familiar to me. And once I remember, I can even reach your grandmother.”
Another police officer can also be seen threatening the three men standing in the narrow lane. “If something happens, you guys will pay the price. Every man from each house will be arrested,” continued the officer.