Activists' arrest

Offensive strategy

Print edition : September 28, 2018

A protest in Mumbai on September 5 against the arrest of lawyers and social activists in August. Photo: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the cremation of former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee in New Delhi on August 17. Photo: PTI

ABVP activists at the police headquarters in New Delhi on March 1, 2017, demanding action against the anti-India slogans raised by JNU students on February 9, 2016. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

A protest in Dadar, Mumbai, on September 5, against the arrest of civil rights activists. Photo: Supreet Sapkal

Justice (retired) Kolse Patil and advocate Indira Jaising at a press conference in Mumbai on June 12, held to condemn the arrests of the five social activists. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE

Lois Sofia, who was arrested for raising an anti-BJP slogan in the presence of the BJP's Tamil Nadu president Tamilisai Soundararajan, coming out of the Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital on September 4. Photo: THE HINDU

Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan. Photo: B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM

The arrests of five social activists by the Pune Police show that the Sangh Parivar is aggressively pushing ahead with the “nationalism versus sedition” game plan to divert attention from the failures of the Modi government on multiple fronts.

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