As the protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has refused to die the statement from the home minister has clearly stated the stand of the government on the issue.
Addressing a gathering at Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow home minister Amit Shah said that the protestors can protest as much as they want but the act wouldn’t be rolled out. He said, “Let it be very loud and clear to our opponents that the citizenship law won’t be rolled back at any cost, irrespective of the protests”.
Shah further said, “The anti-CAA parties are spreading propaganda and spreading illusions that’s why the BJP is running the Jan Jagran Abhiyan, which is a public awareness campaign against those who break the country”. This is the second time Shah has presented his government’s stand on CAA.
Taking the attack to the opposition he called Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal chief Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav for a public debate on the citizenship act. While the protest at Shaheen Bagh is carried on by the women for over a month the government’s stand looks to sideline their voice along with other protestors in the matter.
The women of Shaheen Bagh yesterday met the Lt. Governor of Delhi with their demands. Meanwhile, the Supreme court is going to hear over 140 petitions filed against the act today to determine its constitutionality.