"No 'tukde tukde gang' exists": Amit Shah's ministry confirms

Activist Saket Gokhale filed a query under the Right to Information Act demanding the Ministry of Home Affairs to identify the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’. However, the Union Home Ministry said that it has no information regarding the same.

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In his speeches, Union Home Minister Amit Shah never fails to mention the so-called ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ which, according to him, is keen on “destroying” and “dividing” India. 

On several occasions, especially during election campaigns, Shah has attacked the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ for allegedly spreading disharmony in the society. However, the mystery behind the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ and its members has always remained. 

To clear the confusion, Activist Saket Gokhale filed a query under the Right to Information Act demanding the Ministry of Home Affairs to identify the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’. 

In a tweet, Saket Gokhale attached the response from Union Home Ministry which read: “Ministry of Home Affairs has no information concerning tukde-tukde gang”. 

Reacting to the response, Gokhale tweeted, “The ‘tukde tukde gang’ does not officially exist and is merely a figment of Amit Shah’s imagination”. 

Gokhale had filed the RTI on December 26 last year. Activist Saket Gokhale in his application mentions that while addressing a public event in New Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the tukde tukde gang of Delhi needs to be taught a lesson. 

Along with Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also mentioned the ‘tukde tukde gang’ on several occasions. However, despite this, Union Home Minister doesn’t possess the information regarding the ‘tukde tukde gang’.

Several leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other right-wing organisation have cursed the ‘tukde tukde gang’. However, the Union Home Ministry fails to provide any proof of any such gang. 

The term - ‘tukde tukde gang’ - was coined after February 26 controversy at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) where allegedly anti-India slogans were raised. 

The right-wing has monopolised on the term - 'tukde tukde gang' - to label those who voice out anything against the government. 

Recently, after the alleged police brutalities in Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), social media handles – mostly pro-government – justified the act of brutalities committed upon students while casting the ‘tukde tukde’ slur. 

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