Madikeri: Condemning the Centre's decision to implement the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Kodagu Muslim Jamaat Okkoota held a protest on Saturday, January 25, in front of the Gandhi statue.
Addressing the gathering, Kodagu Muslim Jamaat Okkoota president and former legislator K M Ibrahim said, "People who believe in secularism are protesting against the CAA and NRC relentlessly. We support them. We have decided to protest in three towns of the district. This way, we want to send a message to the Centre that they must revoke the Act."
Vice president of the Okkoota, P M Qasim said, "Two leaders in the Centre have decided to destroy the Indian Constitution given to us by Dr B R Ambedkar. They have decided to bring about a rift in the secular fabric of the country by implementing the Act. I urge every individual to condemn the CAA and NRC."
Urging the state government to probe the bomb scare case that took place in Mangaluru, Qasim said, "The government is trying to close the matter. If the same act was done by a Muslim, they would have brought distress in the name of religion. There are hidden hands behind the case. A thorough probe should be conducted."
District president of the Bahujan Karmik Sangha K Monappa said, "It is the duty of the Centre to maintain peace in the country. Instead, they are trying to disrupt it by implementing the CAA and NRC. The Act is against the Indian Constitution and secular concept of the country. We urge the Centre to revoke the Act immediately."
Several other members were present.
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