Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has stated people in Shaheen Bagh, epicentre of anti-CAA protests, should agitate towards the National Population Register and National Register of Citizens if they are concerned that their citizenship is going to be taken away from them.
He claimed that the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi served the BJP’s “communal activity and also helped communal Muslim interests.”
“I don’t apprehend what Shaheen Bagh humans are protesting about. Are they involved that their citizenship is going to be taken away from them.
That is a professional fear. Then they must agitate towards NPR and NRC. Why are they only agitating against CAA,” he asked.
“Fine, I apprehend the emotion and sentiments. Initially (protest) in 4 days, 5 days...But after a while, I think it served the BJP’s pastime to keep Shaheen Bagh going, it served the communal Muslim hobbies to maintain Shaheen Bagh going,” he said in an interview to PTI.
These protests helped the BJP, but it additionally helped the communal outfits, Ramesh said.
“And frankly beyond a factor of time, I did not go to Shaheen Bagh,” Ramesh said.
Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Mani Shankar Aiyar had visited Shaheeh Bagh in January to categorical harmony with these protesting towards the amended citizenship act. Ramesh, however, hit out at the BJP-led Central authorities for bringing amendments to the Citizenship Act, claiming it used to be brought to divide the human beings on the basis of religion. The Congress party’s stand on the amended Act used to be very clear, he said.
“The BJP wants to eliminate sure communities from the CAA... BJP’s coverage is one of with the exception of Muslims.We want to include everybody. Tamils from Sri Lanka, Christians from Bhutan, Ahamedias from Pakistan... Citizenship need to no longer be based on religion,” Ramesh added. two two two two two
Citizenship should no longer be primarily based on religion. That is our fundamental function due to the fact that was once rejected by means of our Constitution makers and it violates Article 14 of our Constitution,” Ramesh added.