A senior police officer from the sensitive town of Meerut, where five died on December 20 during protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, has been caught on video shot in Meerut's Lisari Gate on 20 December 2019 asking protesters to leave India and "go to Pakistan".
"Jo kaali patti aur neeli patti baandh rahe ho unko keh do Pakistan chale jaayein [These black and blue badges you people are wearing, tell them to go to Pakistan]," says SP Akhilesh Narayan Singh. "Desh main agar nahin rehne ka mann hai to chale jao bhaiya...aaoge yahan, gaoge kahin aur ka Yeh gali mujhe yaad ho gayi hai. Aur jab mujhe yaad ho jaata hai toh mein naani tak pahunch jaata hun [If you don't want to live here, go to Pakistan...you come here but sing praises of some other place. I am now familiar with this lane. And once I remember, I can even reach your grandmother]," the SP threatens the men in the video.