New Delhi, January 20: The Home Ministry said that it has no information on 'tukde tukde' gang and its members in a RTI reply. An RTI application was filed by a person named Saket Gokhle. The applicant reportedly asked for details on the tukde tukde gang and said he wanted to know about the members of the gang. The tukde tukde gang is often mentioned by Home Minister Amit Shah in his speeches.
The home ministry, in its reply to Saket Gokhle's RTI application, said, "Ministry of Home Affairs has no information concerning tukde-tukde gang."
Read the Tweet by RTI Applicant Below
It's official. In response to an RTI application, the union Home ministry says there's nothing as "Tukde Tukde Gang". The union Home Minister had just invented it as a political tool. His ministry had to clarify pic.twitter.com/rhJUrsAHji
— Saikat Datta (firstname.lastname@example.org) (@saikatd) January 20, 2020
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing a public event in the national capital last month, marked his angst against the "tukde-tukde gang" over the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Shah also made a poll pitch during his address by calling upon the people of Delhi to "punish" this gang. His remark came days before the assembly elections.
The term tukde tukde gang was coined or came into use after the controversy at JNU in 2016. That year, it was alleged that students at JNU raised "anti-national" slogans and the word tukde tukde was used to address the whole incident. Though it was never proved that anti-national slogans were raised in the campus.
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