The Hush Post|11:19 am|one-minute-read|
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in response to an RTI query has said that it has “no information” regarding the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang.‘ Tukde-Tukde is the term that has been used a number of times by PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to attack opponents. This as if there is something substantial about its existence and functioning.
PEOPLE – IT'S OFFICIAL
The Home Ministry has responded to my RTI saying:
"Ministry of Home Affairs has no information concerning tukde-tukde gang."
Maanyavar is a liar.
The "tukde tukde gang" does not officially exist & is merely a figment of Amit Shah's imagination. pic.twitter.com/yaUGjrqI4f
— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) January 20, 2020
The RTI application was filed by activist Saket Gokhle on December 26, 2019. In his RTI application, Saket Gokhle said Home Minister “Amit Shah addressed a public event in New Delhi. And in his address said, ‘The Tukde Tukde Gang of Delhi needs to be taught a lesson and punished’.” Gokhle’s RTI asked for details of the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’.
As per a Delhi based news channel which had earlier reached out to the MHA before it replied to the RTI application, sources in the home ministry said the term ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ has not been mentioned in any report by intelligence and law enforcing agencies.
Though, some officials said they believe the RTI application was frivolous.
Saket Gokhle said then, “The home minister and prime minister have used the term ‘Tukde Tukde’ on several occasions. When they refer to such a gang, then it is safe to assume that as a standard operating procedure, the home ministry maintains a list of members of this gang.”
The term ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ was coined soon after the February 2016 controversy at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The allegations then were that some people raised “anti-India slogans”. The charge is yet to be established.
Since then, the term was used by many, including several union ministers, to attack the opposition. It has also been used by PM Modi, Amit Shah, and other union ministers.