Yesterday, the entire nation stood in solidarity to protest against the controversial CAA. Despite the imposition of section 144 in various cities, the number of protestors that filled every nook and corner of the nation was breathtaking.
As the residents of Bengaluru were protesting in front of Townhall and refused to leave, DCP Chetan Singh Rathore calmly spoke to the protesters about mob mentality, instead of breaking into a brutal lathi-charge.
After that, as a heartfelt measure of trust-building, he requested the protestors to join him for the national anthem, if they believed him. Here's a video of the protesters singing the national anthem with Bengaluru's DCP.
#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
The protesters dispersed from Townhall after this, Twitter is moved by DCP Rathore's heartwarming and calm gesture:
Keeping calm and making the people understand and engaging dialogue with the people . He has showed how actually police should behave and handle the situation and solve it— Maj Ajay Yadav (@adcajay) December 19, 2019
Tears in my eyes as I watch this.. jai Hind!— Sandeep Pai (@smgpai) December 19, 2019
Nice to see such a huge crowd inspite of section 144!— Tantrixx (@DrNo771) December 19, 2019
Hey @BlrCityPolice Salute to you🙏 Incredible crowd management! Take a Bow.— Legal Indian Citizen (@IHarjeetR) December 19, 2019
Incredibly heartwarming. But the problem is that this incident will be highlighted as the "face of peaceful protests" to cover up for the stoning, assault and Iyn**ing attempts of security forces by vio**nt mob at other places.— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) December 19, 2019
Superb! All Bengaluru police acted so well today! I have seen for the first time speechless 😍— Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) December 19, 2019
DCP Rathore's patience and crowd management skills are very commendable.