BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi have criticized Meerut SP for telling anti-CAA protestors to 'go to Pakistan' in a viral video.
'If it is true that he made that statement in the video, immediate action must have taken against him,' he said. 'Violence at any level, be it by police or by a mob, is unacceptable,' he added. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi condemned the incident and called for immediate action against the UP Police officer.
Meerut ADG Prashant Kumar, however, defended the cop saying that he was trying to control the violent situation as the protesters were raising slogans hailing the neighbouring country.
'It is clear from the video that stones were being pelted, anti-India slogans and slogans hailing the neighbouring country had raised by the protestors at the spot. The officer only asked them to stop pelting stones and they can go there (Pakistan) if they wanted to,' Kumar told.
Several leaders including Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, journalists and other noted citizens have condemned the Meerut cop's behaviour and police excesses against the protestors.