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Cab Driver threatened passenger for doing CAA protest, called cops

The news coming from Mumbai where a poet activist was taken to police for supporting protest against CAA. The poet was on his Cab drive and chating to someone for the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act.

Yogita S.

Yogita S.By Yogita S.

Published on 7 Feb 2020 5:40 AM GMT

Cab Driver threatened passenger for doing CAA protest, called cops
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Mumbai: The news coming from Mumbai where a poet activist was taken to police for supporting protest against CAA. The poet was on his Cab drive and chating to someone for the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act. Kavita Krishnan shared this incident on her twitter account, Kavita is Secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association.

In her tweet she shared the screenshots of the personal chats with Bappaditya Sarkar and highlighted the matter. Bappaditya Sarkar is activist and poet, and he was discussing CAA, NRC and NPR when cab driver listened to him.

During the journey he was discussing with his friend on call people's discomfort with the 'Laal Salaam' slogan at Shaheen Bagh protest in Delhi. The driver stopped the cab and told the passenger he wanted to withdraw money from an ATM.

https://twitter.com/kavita_krishnan/status/1225289755581018117?s=20

When the driver returned, he had two policemen with him, who allegedly asked Sarkar why he was carrying a 'Dafli' (a percussion instrument), and also asked him his address.

Sarkar, as per the statement tweeted by Krishnan, told them that he was from Jaipur, and had visited the anti- CAA 'Mumbai Bagh' protest in the city for "sloganeering" earlier in the day.

https://twitter.com/kavita_krishnan/status/1225289765005643779?s=20

Sarkar, as per the statement tweeted by Krishnan, told them that he was from Jaipur, and had visited the anti- CAA 'Mumbai Bagh' protest in the city for "sloganeering" earlier in the day.

Around 1 am, communist activist S Gohil reached the police station after which Sarkar was allowed to go, the statement added.

The police advised Sarkar not to carry the Dafli or wear a red scarf, "as the atmosphere is not good and anything can happen", according to the statement tweeted by Krishnan.

Protest in Shaheen Bagh:

People from Shaheen Bagh area are protesting againt CAA-NRC. It has been more than a month they are sitting there and not allowing any outsider to come in. Anurag Thakur was also in headline for his controversial statement for prostesters, when he said “Goli MAARO”.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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