A video of a senior Bengaluru cop is doing rounds on social media in which he is appealing to people protesting against the new citizenship to peacefully vacate the area after singing the national anthem along with them.
The video has gone viral, Bengaluru DCP Chetan Singh Rathore can be heard saying: “When you are part of any group, you might get swayed by mob mentality. And there can also be a few hiding among you with that mentality. And if that person takes advantage of this, all of us will get beaten up.”
To this, the protesters replied: ” You are right, you are right.” The DCP further said, “Now, if you trust me, then I will sing a song. And all the countrymen will stand with me.”
As he began singing the national anthem, the protesters also joined him. They later vacated the area, according to the news agency.
Watch the video:
#WATCH Karnataka: DCP of Bengaluru(Central),Chetan Singh Rathore sings national anthem along with protesters present at the Town Hall in Bengaluru, when they were refusing to vacate the place. Protesters left peacefully after the national anthem was sung. #CitizenshipAmendmentAct pic.twitter.com/DLYsOw3UTP
— ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2019
On Thursday, protesters in Bengaluru defied prohibitory orders and poured onto the streets demanding the Citizenship Act be repealed. Historian Ramchandra Guha was among the 100 others detained at Town Hall.
The protestors, including students and activists, gathered at Jantar Mantar after they were not allowed to hold demonstrations near the Red Fort and Mandi House, where prohibitory orders have been imposed.