Police atrocities on peaceful demonstrations worse than Emergency Days

New Delhi (June 5, 2011): In an unprecedented and unfortunate move the Central government arrested Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev from the Ram Lila Grounds at Delhi. The arrests made at around 1:30 am on June 5 were followed by barbaric atrocities committed by Police on the thousands of supporters--- which included women, children and elderly--- of Baba Ramdev. The Police lathicharged on the people taking rest fired tear gas shells and forcibly removed people from the Ram Lila grounds.

The people sitting on the Dharna, who had come from all over India, were on an indefinite fast along with Baba Ramdev demanding that government make laws to bring back Black Money stashed away at Tax havens abroad.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh condemns this barbaric police action on people who were demonstrating peacefully to bring back the Black Money stashed in tax havens abroad. This only shows that the present government is not serious at all on the issue on bringing black money back to India and is resorting to dictatorial suppressive tactics on peacefully demonstrating people. This is unfortunate and highly condemnable. The Police atrocities are worse than that committed during emergency days. 

“Everything was absolutely fine till 11 pm so what happened all of a sudden? Abruptly, the police lathicharged and fired tear gas shells on Baba Ramdev and his supporters who were taking rest at the Ram Lila Grounds. This barbaric action will have a larger impact and people are not going to take things lying down. This movement will gather further momentum. This indeed is a black day for Indian democracy,” said Shri Ram Madhav, Member of centeral executive RSS.

Shri Madhav further added that RSS will look at ways to help all those vulnerable people who have been forcibly evicted from the canopy tents at Ram Lila Grounds. These people who had come from various parts of India were staying inside the canopy tents erected at the Ram Lila Grounds and now have no place to go.

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