New Delhi: ‘Disrupting normal life to force their opinion on others is a form of terrorism’, said Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan in an apparent reference to Shaheen Bagh protesters. Also Read - Woman Who Chanted 'Pakistan Zindabad' at Anti-CAA Protest in Bengaluru Sent to 14-Day Judicial Custody
Addressing a gathering at ‘Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad’, Khan yet again took on Anti-CAA protesters saying that Dissent is the essence of democracy. There is no problem with that. ‘But five people sit outside Vigyan Bhawan and say that we shall not move from here unless this Parliament of Students adopts a resolution which we would like them to adopt. This is another form of terrorism’. Also Read - 'Those Who Wish For Death...' Yogi Adityanath Sparks Controversy Over CAA Violence
“Aggression doesn’t come in the form of violence only. It comes in many forms. If you won’t listen to me, I will disrupt normal life. Don’t confuse things. Don’t try to impose your thoughts in the name of (freedom of speech and) expression on to others”, news agency PTI quoted the Kerala governor as saying. Also Read - Watch: Anti-CAA Protests March Towards State Secretariat in Chennai
This is not the first time Khan has criticised CAA protesters. Earlier while speaking on the sidelines of a conference in Panaji, Khan had lambasted the agitators claiming that people have decided to take the law into their hands.
“When you have this attitude that only I am right, then dialogue is not happening. Dialogue happens when you are open to listening. Here, it is being asserted forcefully that we will not get up unless this law is withdrawn. The government is not going to decline dialogue if somebody comes”, he had said.