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BJP MLA Ashish Shelar claims Thackeray government helped Sharjeel Usmani escape Maharashtra

The BJP MLA has made allegations that the Maharashtra government led by Uddhav Thackeray has helped Sharjeel Usmani to flee the state.

BJP MLA Ashish Shelar claims Thackeray government helped Sharjeel Usmani escape Maharashtra
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In recent developments, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar has made a serious allegation that the Thackeray government helped Sharjeel Usmani, who made controversial statements on Hindutva, to flee Maharashtra.

Sharjeel Usmani was earlier charged with ‘promoting enmity between different groups’ in an FIR filed in Pune, another FIR has been registered against Usmani in Lucknow, this time including charges of sedition.

This comes after the Shiv Sena delegation recently met farmers protesting against the farm laws proposed by the Centre on the Delhi border. Some international artists have also taken note of the farmers' movement, tweeting in support of it. Commenting on this, Shelar stated, “Shiv Sena's condition is like head down and feet up. If anyone criticizes Maharashtra from outside, he remembers the treason against Maharashtra. However, if someone from abroad comments on the issue of their country, slanders them, they are overjoyed.”

Earlier on Tuesday, January 2, Rihanna became the first global name to voice her support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation while criticising the Internet shutdown at the protest sites at Delhi border. Besides Rihanna, Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, Meena Harris, an American lawyer and niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, actress Amanda Cerny, singers Jay Sean, Dr Zeus and former adult star Mia Khalifa too voiced their support to the protesting farmers.

Meanwhile, so far, the Centre has held 11 rounds of talks with the protesting farmers, with the top court of the country forming a panel to encourage further talks on the reforms. Moreover, a few days back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended an olive branch to the community, stating that he was only one-call away if they wanted to hold any further discussions on the three Farm Laws.

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