The State Government has received information few persons from Jamia Millia Islamia University and Kashmir have arrived in Uttarakhand and are trying to instigate the people here on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Stating this while interacting with media persons on the sidelines of an event on Thursday, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that protesting peacefully is the democratic rights of citizens, but if people from outside the State come here to cast disturbance in the name of protest, the State Government will not tolerate it. Rawat said, “I have received feedback that some people from Jamia Millia Islamia University and Kashmir have come to the State. I want to warn such people to not attempt to come here. If need be, we will also take stringent actions. If people protest democratically, it is their right. But if people from outside the State come here to instigate the protesters, we will not tolerate it.”The CM stressed that attempts to disturb the peace in Uttarakhand will be thwarted.
The State Government will identify such elements and take strict action against them if they are found guilty of instigating protesters to vitiate the atmosphere in the State.
It is pertinent to mention here that though some protests have been held against CAA and NRC so far in designated protest sites and venues, recently a protest was started in Haldwani on the lines of Shaheen Bagh in Delhi.