As they protest against his government’s controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and a proposed all-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) for over 2 months the protestors at Shaheen Bagh have a gift for Prime Minister Modi.
The protestors have extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and celebrate Valentine’s Day with them. The protestors say that they will also unveil a “love song” and would present “a surprise gift” to PM Modi.
Messages on social media were also circulated by the shaheen bagh protestors in this regard. The message says “PM Modi, please come to Shaheen Bagh, collect your gift and talk to us”. “Whether Prime Minister Modi or Home Minister Amit Shah or anyone else, they can come and talk to us. If they can convince us that whatever is happening is not against the Constitution, we will end this protest,” said Syed Taseer Ahmed, one of the first protesters at Shaheen Bagh.
He said according to the government’s claims, the CAA was “to award citizenship and not to take away someone’s citizenship”. but nobody explained, “how is it going to help the country”. How is CAA going to help us tackle issues of unemployment, poverty and economic slowdown, which are the most pressing issues,” Ahmed said.
The central government, however, has refused any interaction with the protestors and have maintained their stand on CAA. In the recently concluded Delhi elections, the BJP tried to make an issue of the protest as well.
Inputs from Hindustan Times