New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday said Amulya Leona, the young woman who has been charged with sedition for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during an anti-CAA event on Thursday, had links with Naxals in the past. Also Read - 'What She Said is Wrong,' Father Condemns Amulya For 'Pakistan Zindabad' Chant
Amulya Leona had raised “Pakistan Zindabad” slogan thrice after the organisers of the event under the banner of “Save Constitution” invited her to address the gathering in the presence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi. She was immediately taken into custody and subsequently produced before a judicial magistrate and sent to 14-day custody. A sedition case was also filed against her. Also Read - Woman Who Chanted 'Pakistan Zindabad' at Anti-CAA Protest in Bengaluru Sent to 14-Day Judicial Custody
Speaking to reporters in Mysuru, Karnataka CM said, “if organisations that are behind her are inquired into, things will come out. It is clear that she had links with Naxals in the past. In this backdrop, she should be punished and the action should be taken against organisations that are behind here.” Also Read - Woman Chants 'Pakistan Zindabad' at Owaisi's Bengaluru Rally, Faces Sedition Charges | WATCH
“Importantly, the organisations that are behind people like Amulya and nurturing them, if we don’t take action against such organisations, such things won’t end. Prima facie it is clear that there is a conspiracy going on to disturb law and order with such incidents,” Yediyurappa said.
Meanwhile, old Facebook posts by Amulya where she wrote Long Live All Nations have come on the radar since yesterday’s incident. Amulya’s father has condemned the incident and said, “What she said is wrong. She was joined by some Muslims and wasn’t listening to me!”
“She is a bright girl…I have tried to tell her not to involve herself in such activities after I got to know she was involved in anti-CAA, NRC protests and complete her education first,” he said.
Police have provided security to Amulya’s residence at Koppa in Chikkamagaluru after some protesters had staged demonstrations, officials said.
(With Agency Inputs)