On the other hand, Amulya’s father said action should be taken against her in accordance with the law so that she corrects herself
Bengaluru: Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa on Friday said the young woman named Amulya Leona who has been charged with sedition for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during an anti-CAA event here, had links with Naxals in the past.
Amulya had chanted the “Pakistan Zindabad” slogan thrice after the organizers of the event under the banner of “Save Constitution” invited her to address the rally in the presence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo Asaduddin Owaisi.
She was soon taken into custody and subsequently produced before a judicial magistrate and sent to 14-day custody. A sedition case was also filed against her.
“Mainly, the institutions that are behind the incident and nurturing them, if we don’t take action against such institutions, such things will happen again and again. Prima facie it is clear that there is a conspiracy going on to disturb law and order with such incidents,” said Yediyurappa.
Speaking to media in Mysuru, Yediyurappa said, “If organizations that are behind her are probed into, things will come out. It is clear that she had links with Naxals in the past. She should be punished and the action should be taken against organizations that are behind here.”
Official sources said Amulya’s father has said she should be punished and should not get bail and that he will not seek protection for her, the chief minister added. Police is going to ask questions to the organizers of the event in connection with the incident.
On the other hand, Amulya’s father said action should be taken against her in accordance with the law so that she corrects herself.
He added “It is an unforgivable mistake, she has caused pain to the entire country. I am deeply disturbed and the action should be taken against her in accordance with the law. Amulya, 19, we will have to find out why she said it and who is behind it,”.
He said, “Amulya is a bright girl and I have tried to tell her not to involve in such activities after I got to know she was involving in anti-CAA, NRC protests I asked her to complete her education first,”. He expressed apprehension over possible health issues of his daughter.
According to officials, Police have provided security to Amulya’s residence at Koppa in Chikkamagaluru after some agitators had staged demonstrations. Many organisations held agitation in the city on Friday against the incident.