The Shaheen Bagh protesters, who have been subjected to the ire of many like home minister Amit Shah and other BJP leaders for standing up against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, were described as “intruders, rapists and murderers” by Parvesh Verma, a BJP parliamentarian from Delhi.
Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, an MP from West Delhi, told in an interview to ANI , that “they (Shaheen Bagh protesters) will enter your houses, rape your sisters and daughters”.
“Lakhs of people gather there (Shaheen Bagh). People of Delhi will have to think and take a decision. They’ll enter your houses, rape your sisters and daughters, and kill them. There’s time today, Modi ji and Amit Shah won’t come to save you tomorrow…”.
Hitting out at the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party Verma accused them of siding with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.
“Arvind Kejriwal says he is with Shaheen Bagh and so does Manish Sisodia. The people know that a fire engulfed Kashmir in which their mothers and sisters were raped. This happened in Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Hyderabad and is now happening in Delhi,” he added.
Parvesh Verma who is the son of former Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma also claimed that the protest at Shaheen Bagh will be cleared if BJP is voted ot power. “If the BJP forms government on February 11, not a single person will be found at the protest site”, the BJP MP said during an election meeting at Vikaspuri assembly constituency.
Parvesh Verma has in the past as well has made communally sensitive remarks. In 2016 Verma had said that the Muslim community keeps a distance from the BJP when it comes to voting in elections. “The Muslims can vote for any other party but the BJP”, Verma had said.
With polling less than a couple of weeks away, the protest at Shaheen Bagh has become a one of the major issue used to attack the AAP. The BJP is leading the charge, including the Union Home Minister giving a statement the other day in an election rally asking voters to decisively vote so as to avoid protests like Shaheen Bagh. He said, “press the button with such anger that Shaheen Bagh feels the current.”