Bring a law to Shoot ‘Anti-Nationals’ at Sight: Karnataka BJP Minister

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Three days after a 19-year-old young woman, Amulya Leona Norohna was arrested on charges of sedition for sloganeering “Pakistan Zindabad” at a rally against the anti-CAA rally, BJP ruling Karnataka Agriculture Minister BC Patil has called for a law to “shoot at sight’ those chant pro-Pakistan Slogans.

Speaking to Media BC Patil said, “The Centre must promulgate a law that enables authorities to shoot those who do anything that is seen as anti-national and chant pro-Pakistan slogans”.
Patil said, speaking to reporters. “These elements must be killed on the spot.”

He also said that he would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi “to bring in a tough law to deal with traitors.”

At present, as per Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code that deals with sedition ranges from imprisonment up to three years to a life term, to which fine may be added. A person charged under this law can also be dismissed from a government job.

However, On the Amulya incident, Congress Leader and Former minister DK Sivakumar said he did not find any anti-national background in Amulya. “Congress party will not support any person or persons who hail another country and bring shame to India”, he said.

Meanwhile, Amulya Leona was arrested with sedition for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans, was denied bail on Friday and sent to judicial custody for 14 days. She was also charged with provoking enmity between groups and intentionally insulting people to provoke breach of peace. Three days back the student shouted the slogan in a meeting at the presence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi.