Supreme Court lawyer and former BJP spokesperson Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has been arrested by Delhi Police along with five others in relation to anti-muslim sloganeering which took place on Sunday in Delhi following his rally “against colonial-era laws” in the country, ANI reported..The other arrested persons are Deepak Singh, Deepak Kumar, Vineet Kranti, Vinod Sharma, and Preet Singh..The rally called by Upadhyay had hundreds of people in attendance and called for a march under the ‘Bharat Jodo Movement’.The rally sought repeal of colonial era laws and to make laws uniform for all citizens across India.However, a video had later surfaced with a few people calling for genocide of Muslims. Upadhyay had, however, distanced himself from the same stating that his event had concluded by 12 pm while slogans were raised around 5 pm."The rally was from 10 to 12 pm. Whereas the sloganeering happened around 5 pm. Our rally was outside park hotel but the slogans were given near Parliament house police station. I do not know who they were," Upadhyay told Bar & Bench.He had also later put out a video stating that if the video is true, then action should be initiated against those who raised the slogans..Upadhyay is known for his public interest litigation petitions before the Supreme Court. In one of his petitions, the top court had on Monday directed that criminal cases against Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) cannot be withdrawn without prior sanction of the concerned High Court.Upadhyay has also filed a plea in the Supreme Court last month against the Indian Penal Code, seeking a judicial panel or a body of experts to draft a ‘comprehensive’ and ‘stringent’ penal code for ensuring rule of law and equality.Another petition filed by him before Supreme Court seeks uniform civil code.