UAPA cannot hide the truth: Rahul Gandhi on BJP Govt's action on Tripura riottext_fields
New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi lashed out at BJP for its dubious strategy to suppress the dissent voices, calling the tactics "shooting the messenger", referring to the UAPA cases filed against members of a fact-checking team who did an independent probe into the recent attacks on minority communities in Tripura.
He said that the truth could not be hidden even by booking the people under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in Tripura.
"Pointing out that Tripura is Burning is a call for corrective action. But BJP's favourite cover-up tactic is shooting the messenger. Truth can't be silenced by UAPA," Gandhi said on Twitter.
The Tripura Police on Saturday booked 102 social media account holders under UAPA, criminal conspiracy and forgery charges and served notices to the authorities of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to freeze their accounts and inform all particulars of those persons to it.
This action came after Tripura Police registered a case against four Supreme Court lawyers under the stringent act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly promoting communal disharmony with their social media posts on the recent violence in the state.
The state government had on October 29 alleged that a group from outside with vested interests had hatched a conspiracy against the administration to create unrest in Tripura and malign its image by uploading fake photographs of a burning mosque on social media after the October 26 incident.