As prominent citizens of Tamil Nadu lambaste the violent protesters, Intelligence sources have warned of a ploy in the recent spurt of violence and protests by Islamists when the US president Donald Trump is visiting India.
– TS Venkatesan
Muslim women pelt stones at police in Chennai during anti-CAA protests
A grandiose plan to stage Shaheen Bagh type protests to help DMK capture power in the next assembly election has startled the security agencies in the State. The recent Anti -CAA violence and speed with which it spread among Muslims in other cities and their preparedness to take to streets at short notice gives credence to the existence of such a plan.
On 14th February, hundreds of Muslims mostly women held protests at Old Washermenpet in North Chennai which was done without police permission. It is being backed by SDPI, TMMK and others. Police put up barricades and were patient despite provocations. The protesters pushed the barricades and started attacking police personnel. When it turned violent and seemed to be going out of control, the police used mild force to scatter the mob.
Protesters target women police personnel
The protesters started to hurl stones and chappals at police personnel in which several policemen including senior women officers were injured. Joint Commissioner (West Chennai) B Vijayakumari suffered an injury on her forehead, while Rajamangalam inspector Rajkumar had his hand slashed with a blade. Two women constables were hit with stones. Armed Reserve constables Kala suffered with a grievous injury to her right eye while Udayakumari received deep bruises on her right cheek and shoulder.
Within seconds of the police action, in almost all parts of the Chennai city , traffic came to a grinding halt. People who return from office and the weekend travelers were hit by heavy traffic jams. The protest spread to other parts of the state like a wildfire. They shouted slogans against the police action. Edited images and partial videos were on social media and circulated WhatsApp groups to defame the police and gain sympathy for their anti-CAA protests.
The protests spread to Madurai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram and other districts within a few hours. They demanded the release of 41 protestors who were detained by police. The police were told by the higher ups to make peace with them. The protesters subsequently called off the agitation, following talks with Chennai police commissioner A K Viswanathan. On 15th Chennai police commissioner met Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswamy and briefed him what had happened that evening.
DMK and anti-India forces behind organised protests in TN
DMK has been hand-in-glove with Islamist parties like TMMK is flaming passions against CAA
DMK led opposition parties have been protesting against the CAA and the proposed National population Register (NPR) and National Citizen Register (NCR) since December. They have adopted novel means to take protest to masses like by organising Kolam drawing, signature campaigns and others. Pro-DMK media and social media work overtime to spread canards against the CAA and Modi government in the state. Muslims have been wrongly educated that the CAA and NCR target Muslims alone and they would be kept in detention camps and tortured. Using this fear, Islamic fundamentalists are organising protests to keep the fear alive only to meet their political ends.
As expected, the DMK, Communists, MDMK, VCK and other similar parties condemned the police action saying they used force on those who were protesting ‘peacefully’. DMK President MK Stalin has demanded that any cases in this connection should be withdrawn and instead of calling out the violent protesters has sought action against policemen for acting swiftly.
Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) General Secretary S Hyder Ali in a video that has gone viral, has admitted that he was behind the Chennai violence. In the video he is heard challenging the TN Police. “It is true that I coordinated the protests. I even invited them through my Facebook account. They (police) cannot do anything against me.” Acknowledging his role in the protests, Hyder Ali further says “After the Chennai attack, I asked others in the state to resort to ‘Rasta Roko’ through social media. Government can take any action against me. But I have been seeing police since 1995. If they eliminate me, my son or grandson would take my place.”, he boasts in the video.
Prominent citizens slam anti-CAA protests
Political commentator VS Manian opines that Prashant Kishore is implementing the Delhi success formula of Shaheen Bagh in Tamil Nadu. Probably he has brought the trained people from there for the protests.
“It is going to be a tough time for all. Hope and pray that the Hindus unite and break them. In Tamil Nadu they want to dethrone the AIADMK government, which is an ally of BJP and voted in support of CAA in Parliament. They are being instigated by the DMK and its fringe elements. They are ignorant of seeing the writing on the wall that Muslims are being slowly isolated from the mainstream. Despite saying none would be affected by the CAA or the proposed NCR, if they continue their protests it only means that some powerful misguiding forces are behind them”, he said.
Security Agencies on High Alert
Local media reports that nearly 260 crore Rupees have been sent to mosques in TN to organise protests against CAA. It has also been divulged that Sivakasi alone has received Rupees 4crs through Islamic educational institutions. They have been instructed to involve all students of Muslim schools in such protests.
Intelligence sources have warned of a diabolical conspiracy in the recent spurt of violence and protests by Muslim mobs when the US president Donald Trump is visiting India. Some fundamentalists forces are behind the plot to create chaos in the country. Following the Intelligence alert, police have banned unlawful processions, protests for 15 days in Tamil Nadu. A team of IB sleuths are camping in Tamil Nadu and probing those who are suspected to be behind the violence and are instigating protests.