Mangaluru: MLC and former union minister C M Ibrahim said that the Union Government has been derailed and that it has brought up issues concerning the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) only to divert the attention of the public.
Speaking to reporters at the District Congress office on Friday, January 17, Ibrahim said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have been confusing the public with differing statements on both CAA and NRC. The declining trend of GDP from 8 percent to 3.5 percent under BJP administration is a clear example of the mismanagement under the BJP government. In order to cover-up the mistakes of the government, it has been taking on some sensitive issues."
“The students of Jamia Milia Islamia University have been protesting against CAA and NRC as they know the hidden agenda of the government. The students of Aligarh Muslim University also intensified their protest against the Act. It can be noted that both universities have over 50 percent of students belonging to Hindu and other religions. Instead of ignoring the student protests, the government should be ready to hear the plea of the students,” Ibrahim urged.
While recalling harmony between Hindu, Muslim and other religions, Ibrahim (with teary eyes) pleaded the media to oppose CAA and NRC. “The people of India have been leading peaceful lives without discriminating against others. However, the government is indulged in dividing the country in the name of implementing new Acts. BJP should stop treating the Muslim community as enemies as they are the citizens of India,” he stressed.
MLC Ivan D’Souza, MLA U T Khader, Congress leaders Naveen D’Souza, Sudheer T K, Sadashiv Ullal and Alwyn were present.
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