Mangaluru: Former MLA Mohiuddin Bava has urged the individuals, who are planning to stage a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Shah Ground in Kannur on Wednesday, January 15, to hold a large number of national flags during their protest.
Addressing the reporters here on Wednesday, January 14, Bava said, “Over one lakh persons are likely to attend the protest meet from the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. The protesters should not take law into their hands at any cost. If the CAA excludes the Muslim community from availing citizenship, NRC demands unrequired documents from the people to prove their citizenship. Even though Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has assured that no harm will come to anyone who is born in our country, we do not trust our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.”
Speaking about the implementation of NRC in Assam Bava said, “ around 18 lakh people are unable to furnish required documents under NRC, among them people belong to Muslim community are only 6 lakh. Remaining people are belongs to other communities including Hindus and Christians. Hence, one should not think that NRC would going to harm only Muslim community, but it harms other community as well.”
Meanwhile, Bava urged the protesters not to engage in unlawful activities during the protest. “The police also should not prevent people from protesting. As it is our right to express our dissent against the Act, the police should allow us to express our opinion,” he added.
Former mayor Ashraf K and other leaders Sudhakar and Haris were present.
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