Noted Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Sunday landed in a soup after he asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath if he had the guts to name UP Police’s ‘anti-Romeo’ squads as “Anti-Krishna squads” since “Krishna was a legendary eve-teaser.”
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government in UP has formed squads to crackdown on sexual harassment in the state and teams carrying out random checks have been named as “anti-Romeo” squads. There have been allegations that these teams indulge in moral policing in the name of curbing eve-teasing and trouble youngsters.
Prashant Bhushan Tweeted: Romeo loved just one lady,while Krishna was a legendary Eve teaser. Would Adityanath have the guts to call his vigilantes AntiKrishna squads?
Bhushan then tweeted again, attempting to use logic to try and show why he wasn’t being insulting and on the contrary was saying anti-Romeo squads amount to criminalising the behaviour of gods.
As the controversy snowballed, Bhushan then tried to use lawyerly language to make his point even more clear.
However, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Bagga on Sunday filed a complaint against senior lawyer and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan for his ‘derogatory’ tweet against Lord Krishna.
Speaking to ANI, Bagga said it is Bhushan’s habit to make these kinds of statements for cheap publicity.
“This is not the first time that he (Prashant Bhushan) has given these kinds of statements. At times he says Kashmir should be given to Pakistan and at times he gives statements on Bharatiya Sena and then at times he says the Bharatiya Sena rapes. Then he alleges that the Bharatiya Sena thrashes the innocents,” he added.
The “anti-Romeo” squads, formed after Yogi Adityanath became UP CM, has been accused of high-handedness in handling eve-teasing cases and also indulge in moral policing.
Three policemen were recently suspended after a video of some persons shaving the head of a youth, who was roaming with a female friend, in their presence went viral on social media.
The incident took place on March 22 after the residents of South City Colony in Shahjahanpur called police on finding a youth and a girl roaming around together.