Anti-Corruption

Arvind to Meet Anna Over Attack on Prashant Bhushan

BeyondHeadlines News Desk

New Delhi: Upset over the attacks on senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan and Anna supporters, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal will head to Ralegaon Siddhi on Friday to have a discussion on the issue with the Gandhian.

Talking to CNN-IBN, he said, “These attacks have raised many questions. Police role is also under scanner. All of this happened in front of police but they did nothing to prevent this. Were there some directions from the top?.”

He said “by beating our men they are not helping the nation.”

Experts have called for a special new law with tougher penalty to deal with sponsored violence after the attacks on Bhushan and Anna supporters in police presence.

Five supporters of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare were on Thursday attacked by some workers of the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena.

They were attacked outside the Patiala House court in the national capital.

This comes a day after key Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan was attacked inside his chamber in the Supreme Court.

The Anna supporters were registering their protest against Wednesday’s assault on Bhushan when they were attacked.

“We were demonstrating to register our protest against yesterday’s attack on Bhushan. We have not intention to fight but these people came and roughed up. They kicked and slapped us,” said one the supporters.

Bhushan was assaulted by three people on Wednesday afternoon, following which the group had claimed the responsibility for the attack.

They said that they were unhappy with Bhushan over his comments on Kashmir, wherein the Team Anna member had advocated a plebiscite in the state.

Bhushan while speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai claimed that merely expressing a view that is not liked by some sections of the society does not mean that the statements are seditious.

He stood by his remarks on Kashmir and said that fascist mindset is now increasingly being seen in several people and several organisations. He added that if someone does not agree with any viewpoint then that person has every right to express his opposition, but that should not become a licence to indulge in violence.

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