Over 1,000 academicians, scholars problem joint assertion supporting citizenship legislation


NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing protests throughout the nation, a team of about one,100 academicians, intellectuals and analysis students has issued a joint statement in help of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The team, in a statement, has claimed that the act fulfils the very long-standing demand of offering refuge to persecuted religious

minorities

from

Pakistan

,

Bangladesh

and

Afghanistan

.

“At any time due to the fact the failure of the Liaquat-Nehru pact of 1950, various leaders and political get-togethers like the Congress, CPM etc, reducing across the ideological spectrum, have demanded the grant of citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh who mainly belong to the

Dalit

castes,” the group said.

The group congratulated Parliament and government for “standing up for overlooked minorities” and “upholding the civilizational ethos of India” and also for offering a haven to all those fleeing spiritual persecution.

“We also notice with pleasure that the concerns of the Northeastern states have been listened to and are currently being resolved correctly. We believe that CAA is in excellent sync with the secular

Constitution of India

as it does not avert any human being of any faith from any region, trying to get Indian citizenship. Nor does it improve the conditions of citizenship in any way merely furnishing a exclusive expedited redress, underneath specific circumstances, for minorities fleeing religious persecution from a few precise international locations i.e. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan,” they mentioned.

“It does not in any way prevent Ahmadis, Hazaras, Baloch or any other denominations and ethnicities, from these identical three countries, looking for citizenship by regular procedures,” the assertion mentioned.

The group mentioned that an ambiance of fear and paranoia is getting designed in the country as a result of deliberate obfuscation and panic-mongering foremost to violence in numerous sections of the state. “We charm to just about every section of modern society to training restraint and refuse to drop into the entice of propaganda, communalism and anarchism,” the team even more additional.

In this article is the list of the signatories