TDN World Desk:On Sunday, a district lawyer in Kanpur was arrested on sedition charges for retweeting a video of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and calling him a terrorist, Indian Express reported.
The lawyer- namely Abdul Hannan, commented on a tweet by State Information Department’s Media Advisor Shalabh Mani Tripathi on Saturday. The tweet by Tripathi contained a video of Adityanath’s assembly speech supporting caning of the anti-CAA and NRC protesters. In the caption of the video Tripathi wrote, “Tum kagaz nahi dikhaoge, aur danga bhi failaoge, to hum lathi bhi chalvayenge, gharbaar bhi bikvayenge… aur haan poster bhi lagwayenge (You will not show the papers and will also participate in riots, then we will cane charge, auction your houses and put up posters).”
Hannan retweeted Tripathi’s post and called Adityanath a terrorist.
In another tweet, Hannan announced that he would sponsor legal help to protesters and requested all “constitution lovers” to follow him and share his tweet.