Several organisations of the State on Monday held protest meeting against the Central Government’s National Population Register (NPR), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the State Capital. The meeting was participated by various social activists including economist Jean Dreze.
Informing about the meeting Spokesperson of the Union, Praveer Peter said that it was decided during the meeting that the agitation against CAA will be intensified in near future and various rallies and protest march will be organised against the draconian law proposed by the Central Government.
Addressing the gathering of activists Dreze said that the CAA is an anti-national law. “The Central Government is not able to curb the rates of inflation, GDP is falling day by day, starvation and unemployment is at the peak but the Government is bringing such a law to disturb people. Due to such kinds of laws most of the population of this Country is angry and unrestrained. All the student organizations are saying that they are running non-cooperation movement across the Country,” he added.
“The fight is long, the battle is not going to stop and CAA along with NRC can’t be implemented. Our fight is not against the Government but we want to say the Constitution of India should not be tarnished. This is not the matter of Hindu or the Muslims but it is issue of entire society that the Central Government is trying to deviate people’s attention from burning issues like inflation and unemployment,” said Dreze.
Speaking on the occasion Students Federation of India Secretary, Mehul Kumar said that it is just beginning; a large number of people are joining the movement across the Country. “The protests have broken out across the Country. The Act seeks to amend the illegal immigration for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation. It discriminates against Muslim and violates the right to equality enshrined in the Constitution,” he added.
Kumar further said that the basic structure of the Constitution cannot be reshaped by any Government and yet the Government maintains that it does not discriminate or violate the right to equality.