Amid non-stop protests across the country against the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA), a video of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Bengaluru Chetan Singh Rathore singing the national anthem to anti-CAA protestors has surfaced on the internet.
It may be mentioned that thousands of protesters coming from all quarters descended on the streets to register their opposition against the act defying government orders to accumulate in a public place.
DCP Rathore who was present at the Town Hall area at first tried to convince the raging crowd and then chose a unique way to calm the agitators and disperse the crowd.
“Some instigating elements have a mob mentality and they are hiding amongst us. If this happens we all will be beaten up. If you trust me I will sing a song for all my Indian brothers and sisters and you will join me,” the DCP was heard as saying in the video.
Shortly after the national anthem, the protesters vacated the place peacefully without any argument.
The video has garnered a lot of positive response. Netizens hailed the cop and compliments like ‘hats of’, ‘respect’, ‘unique way’, ‘a revolution has begun’, are presently doing the rounds on social media.
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It may be mentioned that Section 144 was imposed in parts of Karnataka including areas of Kalaburagi, Dharwad and Bengaluru on December 19th, 2019.
Photo Credit: Screengrab of video