The Muslim community has taken to the streets to intensify the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. From Delhi, the capital of the country, the movement is increasing in different cities of North India including West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra. Everyone has the same opinion that this law brought by the Modi government is against the constitution and creates an atmosphere against the minorities.
The anger of the people against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not being named. Protests are going on in different parts of the country regarding this new law of citizenship. The people of the Northeast are struggling to save the identity and culture, and the Muslim society is opposing this law against the basic structure of the Constitution. They feel that through this bill, Muslims may face problems due to NRC process in the coming time. That is why the ruckus against CAA is being considered as a trailer for NRC protest.
The Muslim community on the streets has intensified protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. From Delhi, the capital of the country, the movement is increasing in different cities of North India including West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra. Everyone has the same opinion that this law brought by the Modi government is against the constitution and creates an atmosphere against the minorities.
Under the Citizenship Amendment Act, there is a provision to give citizenship of the country to non-Muslim refugees who came to India from Pakistan, Bengal and Afghanistan. Only Hindu-Jain-Sikh-Christian-Parsi-Buddhist refugees will get citizenship in CAA. In such a situation, under the NRC, there is a possibility of its direct impact on the Muslim community. That is why Muslim communities are protesting against this law by taking to the streets.
Citizenship law for NRC only
Maulana Arshad Madani, president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, issued a statement saying, “This argument is absolutely wrong that the Citizenship Bill has nothing to do with NRC.” This bill has been introduced to make the NRC process difficult for Muslims. The Citizenship Amendment Bill also violates the fundamental rights of citizens. The implications of this law remain to be seen, but when the NRC is implemented throughout the country, it will be a curse for millions of Muslims who cannot prove their citizenship for some reason.
Why are questions being raised on NRC?
Muslim organizations and leaders claim that CAA is just the first phase to implement NRC across the country. If the NRC comes in the whole country, then the majority of people who will be told as outsiders may be from the Muslim community. The argument is also that if people from any other community come out of the NRC, then they can also be given citizenship through the new law, but the Muslim community will have a direct impact.
Protests continue in Assam
An example of this was seen in the NRC in Assam, in which the number of non-Muslims was more than the people of the Muslim community. In such a situation, under the new citizenship law, non-Muslims will get citizenship, but Muslims will be out of it. That is why the people of Assam protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill on the streets is constantly increasing. People of Assam feel that it is not right to grant citizenship to all types of refugees through this law.
Violent agitation in Delhi too
The protest against this law took violent form on Sunday in Jamia Nagar area of Delhi, during which the protesters set fire to buses, bikes and vehicles, which worsened the situation. Delhi Police also barged into the Jamia Campus and lashed out at students. At the same time, there was a clash between police and students in Aligarh Muslim University. After this, the UP administration has stopped internet in many districts.