Amidst growing uproar over the Citizenship Amendment Act across
the country, the police on Saturday, arrested the Bhim army chief
Chandrashekhar Azad, outside the Jama Masjid in Delhi. Though Azad was
denied a permission to protest, he was spotted in a huge crowd which
gathered in front of Jama Masjid after the Friday prayers. During the
protest the dalit leader was seen holding the photograph of B R
Ambedkar. Slogans of ‘Jai Bhim’ rang out from the steps of Jama Masjid.
crackdown by police officers on peaceful protesters is uncalled for in a
healthy democracy. Earlier to this several protests and the subsequent
arrest of the protesters took place in the National Capital region.
have passed, however, the anger against the contentious law doesn’t
seem to calm down. On Friday, eleven persons were killed in several
clashes between protestors and police in parts of Uttar Pradesh. Several other States which include Karnataka, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Gujarat remained hotbed for protests against the CAA.
incidents of violence were reported in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister on Thursday, said that his govt will take ‘revenge’ on those
involved in violence over the amended Citizenship act by
auctioning their properties to compensate for the losses. Whether, this
warning will act as a deterrent for those protesting against the act,
is yet to be seen.
current situation in our country compels us to ask whether the Govt has
failed in discharging it’s duties and is this govts failure that scores
of students are forced to come on streets to protest against the
controversial bill, which is believed to be against the Indian
One cannot deny the fact that from day one, the Modi govt was aware of the fact that the CAB once
passed will lead to widespread protests in the country. However, to its
failure it did not take any precautionary measures to ensure proper law
and order situation in the Country. Debates over whether the CAA is an
attempt by BJP to build ‘Hindu Rashtra’ have already taken place and
nothing more can be said or written about the same.
is also at blame since it miserably failed to show some responsibility
towards maintaing peace of the land, irresponsible/inciting speech given
by our elected representatives worsened the situation further. Coming
to the students role on the whole issue, it is always appreciable that
the youths of our country are enlightened enough to raise their voice, whenever they feel that the Govt is misleading them.
However, the way the studenst of Jamia Milia University have protested and
indulged in a large scale violence has no place in a civilized society.
Students setting ablaze the buses and two wheelers and resorting to
stone pelting on security persons is highly condemnable. The matter is
now lying before the Supreme Court and it is now the Court that will decide the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
The apex court has scheduled January 22,
as the date to conduct hearing on nearly 60 petitions challenging the
Act. Nonetheless, law and order should be maintained at all costs and no
one should be allowed to take law in its hands.
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