The right-wing, chief among them Home Minister Amit Shah, have constantly blamed a certain section of society for every incident of violence or dissent against the government. They call this the tukde-tukde gang. However, the Union Home Ministry has claimed it has no information about said gang in response to an RTI query.
Activist Saket Gokhale, filed the query, tweeted the Home Ministry’s response and said this proves there is no such thing as the tukde-tukde gang.
PEOPLE – IT’S OFFICIAL— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) January 20, 2020
The Home Ministry has responded to my RTI saying:
“Ministry of Home Affairs has no information concerning tukde-tukde gang.”
Maanyavar is a liar.
The “tukde tukde gang” does not officially exist & is merely a figment of Amit Shah’s imagination. pic.twitter.com/yaUGjrqI4f
The term had come to the fore when anti-national slogans were allegedly raised at JNU. Since then, Amit Shah has capitalised on its nationalistic implications to rouse right-wingers.
While talking about those protesting against the CAA/NRC, he said,
“I want to say that it’s time to punish the tukde-tukde gang led by the Congress. They are to be blame for the violence in the city. People in Delhi should punish them.
Saket also said that while it is a frustrating and slow process to hold the government accountable, it is still not impossible.
His actions were met with a wave of praise.
Tell Amit shah to apologise for false statement.— Waqar Aatif 🇮🇳 (@AatifWaqar) January 20, 2020
Beat them with what they don’t have….. Brain.— harmony1960 (@harmony1960) January 20, 2020
Mere muscle n force are not enough to be reasonable human beings. This RTI is a classic example of thinking in the right direction n intelligent questioning using every available office of democracy .Thanks Saket Gokhale n Congrats.
That must have hurt.— Yanger Longkumer (@YangerLongkume2) January 20, 2020
His own ministry admitting in public that he’s a fibber.
Hats off to you!!— Nikhil Taneja (@tanejamainhoon) January 20, 2020
While it was common knowledge that this ‘gang’ was more of a way to attack those rightfully protesting, this RTI reply has now made it official that they have no actual information about any gang trying to break the country.