05 March, 2021

‘Kaagaz Nahin Dikhaayenge’

‘Kaagaz Nahin Dikhaayenge’

A day after his release from Tihar jail on bail, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad tells Preetha Nair that he won’t stop fighting to defend people’s constitutional rights. Excerpts…

The court directed you to leave Delhi within 24 hours and stay out for a month.

Why am I being stopped? Is it beca­use I am a Dalit? By getting me arrested for reading the Preamble, the government has confirmed that it wants to rep­lace the Constitution with Manusm­riti. After all, the RSS agenda is against the Constitution. The BJP knows that my presence makes winning elections difficult. They held me for a year in preventive detention under the National Security Act in 2017. There is a concer­ted effort to tamper with the Consti­tution’s basic principles, but we won’t let it happen. Ours was the first party to support the Shaheen Bagh protests. The people there love me. I want to strengthentheir fight.

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