Shaheen Bagh Protestors To Meet Amit Shah To Discuss CAA

BP World Bureau | Feb 16 2020 09:49:31 AM
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NEW DELHI: Shaheen bagh protestors said that they will march to Home Minister Amit Shah's home to discuss the controversial law Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). 

This after Shah's comment demanding people to meet him in order to debate the merits and demerits of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

The Home Ministry denied that any meeting has been fixed with the Shaheen Bagh protestors. 

Shaheen Bagh protest was conducted by a dozen women in December. They were joined by hundreds of women, men and children to protest against the CAA and National Registry of Citizens (NRC).

The delegation of protestors want to raise questions regarding the safety, security and rights of Muslims during CAA, NPR and NRC implementation. 

Read: Mamata’s Politics Stops Aishe Ghosh To Hold Anti-CAA Rally in Bengal 

A 76-year-old woman protestor said that they will demand Shah to give in writing that he will withdraw CAA and NRC.

CAA gives Indian citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, and Christians who are illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. 

CAA, when clubbed with NRC, will filter out illegal Muslim immigrants who will be subjected to detention or deportation. Indian born Muslims who can't prove their citizenship are more vulnerable. 

The Modi government so far said that they will not implement NRC nationwide and that CAA is meant to give and not take away citizenship.

Shah, during the 2019 election campaign, said several times that NRC will be implemented nationwide. At the same time, he mentioned that CAA will help give persecuted minorities from three Muslim dominant countries protection. 

Read: Cannot Label Anti-CAA Protestors As Traitors: Bombay HC 

Shaheen Bagh protestors said that they are fighting for their lives and constitutional rights. CAA is also being slammed on international platforms but India continues to reject the criticisms.