The controversial citizenship amendment bill in India has prompted intense protests and protests against the law. Various palaces, including Assam, protested against this citizenship law. The United Nations (UN) has expressed concern over the Modi government’s law. The law is being discriminated against by Muslims, the United Nations Human Rights Office said in a statement.
“We know that the legality of this law will be challenged in the Supreme Court of India and we hope,” UN spokesman Jeremy Lawrence of Geneva in Switzerland said at a briefing Friday (13 December). The court will decide on the citizenship law, considering the responsibility of India in international human rights law.
He said the law does not guarantee the safety of Muslim refugees like the six religious communities mentioned above. It is also in conflict with the constitutional obligation of the Government of India to maintain equality in the eyes of the law.
Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) has been said. India’s neighboring country (Bangladesh, Pakistan or Afghanistan) receives refuge from India because of persecution or for any other reason, they will be given citizenship. But, there are 2 requirements for this. 1.must be non-Muslim 2. Of those non-Muslims who are Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Shic, Zen, Buddhist, and Persian, who entered India before December 31, 2014, only they will get Citizenship. That is, Muslims have been directly excluded from the bill
On the other hand, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been mentioned. Those illegal immigrants who entered India before March 24, 1971, must now show proof of that. But, the Indian government did not do anything about them at that time and did not provide any documents. As a result, Assam has Undulating. The situation in Meghalaya, another state in the northeast, is also getting worse. The Indian government is unhappy with the whole situation. The UN’s discomfort in the meantime increased.
The United States had earlier raised concerns over India’s citizenship bill outside India. The United States International Religious Freedom Commission calls for a ban on Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Recently, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said in a statement, “If the bill is passed in both the houses of parliament, then the United States should ban sanctions against India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the head of the Center.”
The first protests began in Assam in protest of the Modi government’s controversial citizenship bill. From there it spread to Tripura. Under the circumstances, the administration is seeking military assistance in these two states. Towards this end, as the time is increasing, protests are spreading like fire in various states of the country.
Congress, along with grassroots opposition parties, have opposed the bill in parliament, and leaders of various Muslim groups have strongly protested the bill.
Protesters stormed the police on Wednesday while protesting against the passing of the bill. The majority of the protesters are students. Police fired shells and sticks at empty shells and cries to disperse protesters in different parts of Guwahati, Assam. There, curfew was issued indefinitely. Mobile internet has been turned off in 10 districts of Assam. Curfew deadline has been extended in Dibrugarh district.
Various sources say more than a hundred protesters have been arrested from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat. Also, civilians have been asked not to contact anyone outside without permission.
In the words of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union president Hawa Bagang, “The government has brought this bill to its political end.”
Meanwhile, in the wake of the protests, Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi has brutally charged police and stole gas shells over the students as they brutally charged the students. On that issue, Aligarh Muslim University of Uttar Pradesh also became heated in protest. Protesters clashed with the police here too.
Protesters in New Friends Colony adjoining Jamia Millia Islamia in south Delhi on Sunday (15 December) were accused of vandalizing multiple cars and setting fire to at least three buses. But many complain that the police set fire to the bus itself.
After the incident, the Delhi Police entered the campus of the university and attacked the students. Tear gas shells were thrown at the central library within Jamia’s campus. At that time many students were studying there.
Many of them were injured by gas in police sticks and tears. Police have also beaten the students by entering the toilet. University staff were also brutally beaten. Outside the library, students are kicked out of campus by walking with their hands raised on their heads. And police arrested several students in Jamia.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also tweeted that the bill was a direct attack on the Indian Constitution.
The Trinamool Congress, which is ruling the West Bengal ruling party, also supports this. As Trinamool MP Mahua Maitra says, “The bill is against the basic idea of the Constitution.”
Assad’s AIUDF party leader Badruddin Ajmal once again said in parliament: “My question to the government is, did the Muslims of this country, our ancestors, have not sacrificed in India’s independence? – So this is a divide and rule bill.”
Besides, reports of protests were also reported throughout the day in various parts of West Bengal. In the Baldanga of Murshidabad, RPF activists also torched a cabin man and set fire to the station. Therefore, to control this situation, the Indian government should repeal the bill and give equal rights to all.