Protests against and in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) continued in the city on Monday.
While the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha-the youth wing of BJP organized a pro-CAA human chain from Kutchery Chowk to Albert Ekka roundabout, a social organisation organised a seminar at Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS).
The BJYM human chain, which was organised from Kutchery Chowk to Albert Ekka was attended by senior BJP leaders including Ranchi MLA and former Minister CP Singh, Ranchi MP Sanjay Seth, Rajya Sabha MP Mahesh Poddar, Hatia MLA Naveen Jaiswal, Ranchi Mayor Asha Lakra, along with large number of BJP leaders including Aditya Sahu, Pratul Shahdeo, Subodh Singh Guddu among others.
On the occasion, Ranchi MP Sanjay Seth said, “The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is to give citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, but some political parties (Congress and Left) are creating confusion on CAA with an aim to divide the Country.” Seth claimed that Congress and Left parties are frustrated after the BJP Government successfully passed the Bill abrogating Article 370 from J&K, paving way for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya among others and so they have decided to oppose BJP on CAA.
Echoing the views of Seth, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Mahesh Poddar said that in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan there is religious intolerance with minority population as they have to face threat from majority population.
Poddar said, “The minority population in these countries which comprise Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Christians are victim of forceful conversion, mass murder, rape and forceful occupying the properties of these minority population.
These minority populations are taking shelter in India as they are subjugated to various types of atrocities.”
Ranchi MLA and former minister CP Singh who too was present on the occasion said that Congress and Left parties always follow the policies of appeasement.
He said, “These parties are partners with Tukde Tukde gang that had raised slogans in support of Afzal Guru, but these parties should understand that the people of these country have understood their divisive politics.”
Singh claimed that JNU has become the hideout of anti-national forces as the historians from these countries have distorted the history giving much importance to Mughals.
Addressing people during human chain organiSed in support of the CAA, State BJP spokesperson Pratul Shahdeo said that some political parties that follow the policy of appeasement have tried to incite the feelings of minorities in the name of CAA, which is an issue of national interest and should not be viewed from a political perspective.
All State governments also have a Constitutional obligation to implement this. Shahdeo said, BJP will act to unleash the anti-national forces that are conspiring to incite people against the CAA.
The CAA grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants escaping religious persecution from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. As all major opposition parties have opposed BJP for introducing CAA with country witness violent protest.
The BJP with an attempt to counter opposition has decided to create awareness and in this connection the party has made elaborate strategy.