Siddaramaiah was speaking against the arrest of National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists. NSUI activists are arrested for protesting in front of Education Minister B C Nagesh’s residence. They were opposing the inclusion of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology in textbooks.
Siddaramaiah stated at a Congress meeting that we burned only one Chaddi-Khaki half pant during the protest. It was seen as a major crime.
They didn’t do any anti-social work. How is this an illegal act? Protesting against the government is not a violation of the law. The Constitution gives us the right to fight for justice. If the state government doesn’t release our activists, we will start a statewide ‘Chaddi Jalao-Burn Half Khaki Pant’ Campaign.
At the time of Harsha’s murder in Shimoga, Former Minister Eshwarappa protested and marched when section 144 was imposed. Wasn’t that against the law? What action had they taken? “What action did the Home Minister take?” he asked.