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Shaheen Bagh Protesters Send Defamation Notice To BJP IT Cell Head Amit Malviya

Amit Malviya had tweeted a video on his social media handle of a sting that claimed Shaheen Bagh women are paid to protest against the CAA & NRC. 

Delhi| Offended over the sting that BJP IT Cell Head Amit Malviya posted on his social media, Shaheen Bagh protestors have sent him a legal notice. They have demanded an apology and Rs 1 crore in damages from Malviya.

The protest at Shaheen Bagh has been going on for 36 days now. The protestors are demanding the government to scrap the amended citizenship law and modify the provisions of the National Population Register (NPR).

Amit Malviya, the head of BJP’s cyber army, had earlier tweeted a video that claimed that women at Shaheen Bagh are being paid Rs 500 for the sit-ins and demonstrations against the government.

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The office of Mehmud Pracha, who’s also a legal advisor of protestors, has sent the legal notice to Malviya.

Two protestors named Nafisa Bano of Zakir Nagar and Shahzad Fatma of Shaheen Bagh have sent the notice to BJP leader. The protestors alleged that since Malviya is part of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he’ has a “vested interest in defaming the mass of protesters”.

“By making and propagating false allegations against the protesters and casting aspersions on their motivations, you, the addressee, and other entities have not only played a fraud on the general public but have also attempted to bring disrepute to the protesters who are bringing the attention of a large number of people on the issues being pressed by this extraordinary exercise of Constitutional freedom.”, the notice read.

The notice further said, “A video posted and endorsed by you on social media site Twitter, which has been played across several media platforms, had alleged that the protesters are taking Rs 500-700 in order to be a part of the protests. Such statements are not only false but also have an effect of defaming the protestors in the national and international community.”



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