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Jamiat protests against Citizenship Act in 2000 cities, towns across India

Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of (JUH) led the protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi

Friday December 13, 2019 9:08 PM, ummid.com News Network

Jamiat Protest against Citizenship Act

New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) Friday held protests and demonstrations in about two thousand cities and towns across India against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019.

Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of (JUH) led the protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

The cities and towns where the demonstrations against the controversial law were held included Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur Bangalore, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Nalgunda, Nagpur, Kolkata, Bhopal, Ahmadabad, Pune, Surat, Chandigarh, Varansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Gowaliar and others.

The protesters were shouting slogans and were displaying placards bearing slogans like “Save-Constitution, Withdraw CAB, Division on basis of religion unacceptable, CAB will divide people on religious lines. We condemn this communal law, we need jobs not CAB, and CAB means Conspiracy Against Bharat.”

Protest Over CAB

Addressing the protesters at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said that the law is against the Constitution of India and discriminates on the basis of religion.

"The idea of India that emerged from the independence movement, architects of the nation, and as enshrined in our constitution, is that of a country that aspires to treat people of all faiths equally. The use of religion as a criterion for citizenship in the concerned bill would mark a radical break with this history and would be inconsistent with the basic structure of the constitution", he said.

At the same time, he exhorted the Muslim youths to maintain peace and tranquility. "This is a temporary phase of hardship and soon Muslim community will wriggle out of it", he said.

"To live a life of dignit,y we have to display courage as well as patience", Mahmood Madani said.

Maulana Niaz Ahmad Farooqui, Secretary JUH while addressing the demonstrators said that though the bill has been passed by both the houses of Parliament and enacted as a Law after the president's nod, the battle has just begun.

"Muslims never think about profit and loss while raising their voice against injustice. (Instead) They are guided by their religion and faith that encourage them to raise their voice whenever and wherever injustice is committed", he said.

Protest against CAB

The protests held across India were peaceful and ended without any untoward incident.

"We reject this unconstitutional and draconian bill and appeal to all justice-loving and secular people of our great country to raise their voice collectively and employ every possible peaceful and legal means to lodge their protest to stall its implementation", the Jamiat said in a memorandum addressed to the President of India.

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