'Targets Particular Community': Activist Medha Patkar Says New Citizenship Law Cannot be Allowed
Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar said that the Citizenship Amendment Act is unnecessary and unjustifiable as it would lakhs of people in the list of 'doubtful citizens'.
File photo of activist Medha Patkar.
Thiruvananthapuram: Attacking the BJP-led NDA government over the new Citizenship law, social activist Medha Patkar on Monday said the government's attempt was to target a particular community and this cannot be allowed.
"They want to target a particular community and that cannot be allowed," the Narmada Bachao Andolan leader said at a rally organised against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). 'The CAA is unnecessary, unjustifiable," she said adding it would only put lakhs of people in the list of "doubtful citizens".
"The citizenship has been endowed to us by the Constitution, which is our Bible, our Koran which is what we all are committed to. It is unfortunate that some of those, who swear with their hands on the Constitution of India, do not understand what is written in it, but they don't feel committed to be bound by either fundamental rights, directives principles, or the democratic framework and institutions of
governance," Patkar said.
This amendment is being imposed on the people thinking that they are "mute and dumb", she said.
School and College students, teachers and actvists were among those who participated in the rally and raised slogans "we want Azadi", "NRC, CAA, NPR all should be dumped in the Arabian Sea".
Student-representatives from various varsities, including Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, and Pondicherry University, participated in the rally.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Rare Pic of Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt from Their Childhood will Make Your Day
- It's Official, Prateek Kuhad Does Not Read Tweets Before Retweeting Them
- You Have Been Warned: Do Not Install The Latest Windows 10 Updates on Your PC
- Samsung Galaxy A71 Launched in India: Price, Specs, Availability and More
- Next-Gen Hyundai Elite i20 Images Leaked Before Official Release, See Pics