Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan asked army personnel to show documents live on camera

We have more respect for our Indian soldiers who guard the nation like a ‘shield’ in the Line Of Control. They go sleepless for days, climb the mountain and terrain just to make sure that there is no infiltration in the region. But today something unpleasant happened with army personnel when they were disrespected by Politician-activist Yogendra Yadav and lawyer Prashant Bhushan in New Delhi.

As everyone knows, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are completely against the Citizenship Amendment Act and they have held many protests against CAA since it was passed by the Parliament. But is it right to disrespect our soldiers by asking them to show their documents?. 

Army soldiers were doing their duty as usual. It happened when Army personnel stopped an angry mob, led by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, from marching towards the Rajghat to avoid any kind of unpleasant tragedy. Protesters along with Yadav and Bhushan were moving towards Rajghat holding a banner that read “No NRC, No CAA and No NPR”. Swaraj India president Yadav and Bhushan got angry at Army personnel on this and asked them to show documents live on camera that proof they are army personnel. Threatening Army personnel Prashant Bhushan said, “Do you know who I am? I am a lawyer in the Supreme Court and I will see you in court”.

Army personnel had to face humiliation for fulfilling their duty. Security forces are deployed with a view to maintaining law and order. But now they are being asked to show their documents. The country has witnessed several violent protests since CAA came into being. Protesters carried out several protests where they had damaged public properties. Women along with their children have been staging a dharna at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi from the last one and half months. These protesters have created anarchy in many parts of the country. So, as per orders, it is the responsibility of security forces to maintain law and order in the national capital.

The government has already made it clear that the Citizenship Amendment Act has nothing to do with Indian citizens. But opposition and liberals are constantly spreading propaganda against the amended act.

When Indian Air Force successfully conducted Airstrike against terrorist camps in Pakistan’s Balakot on 26 February, the Congress and the AAP party asked for proof of airstrike. Now, opposition leaders are asking Army personnel to show their documents that proof that they are Indian soldiers. Opposition party leaders are raising questions on Security forces’ identity who sacrifice their lives to protect India’s interest.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.