You will be shocked to know what happened to a Batla House artist who wrote Urdu couplet on wall in Shahdara.
Two artists, including a Frenchman, landed in difficulties as they were allegedly caught writing Urdu couplet on a DJP property in northeast Delhi’s Shahdara. As Swen Simon and Akhlaq Ahmed from Batla House were carrying out a Delhi Government campaign of writing on the wall on May 20, a mob forced them to write Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Later police were informed. “The police received a call about someone writing something on the wall in a foreign language. The two men were questioned only to verify why and what they were writing on the wall,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) A K Singla said on Wednesday.
“They said that they were working for a Delhi government campaign. This too was verified after talking to the concerned minister and they were let off,” Singla said adding that police ensured that no law and order issue takes place there. But the issued did not die there as Delhi Water minister and DJB chairman Kapil Mishra alleged that a group of RSS workers “misbehaved.”
The RSS “vehemently” refuted the charges and said that it doesn’t believe in any kind of violence or such activity, reported PTI.
“AAP leaders are trying to make RSS a punching bag. They are indulging in such kind of things only to divert the public attention from the utter failure of administration in Delhi,” spokesman of Delhi unit of RSS said.
Mishra was not convinced and continued with his attack and said: “PM Modi has been tweeting in Urdu for last two-three days. We will again paint couplets on the wall and paste a poster of PM Modi’s Urdu tweets with them. I want to ask if RSS has guts to defame PM’s tweets.”
In his letter to Police Commissioner Alok Verma, the Delhi Culture Minister said that it is extremely sad that the police didn’t immediately act according to the letter of the law, reported PTI.
“I am told that the police were rude and took away their (Akhlaq, one of artists) phones and questioned their motives once told that they lived in Batla House. Once I gave the local police a call, they were kind to the artists and offered them drink and food as well.
“I demand that the police take immediate action against the members of the RSS who indulged in such a heinous act against our artists and violated all the laws of the land. I further hope that the police will become more sensitive to the diverse social fabric of Delhi,” Mishra added.