‘CAA Protesters Are Ill-Informed, Govt Must Talk To Them’

Aashi Sanjaya, an IT professional in Delhi-NCR, feels anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh do not fully understand what NRC and CAA are all about. The government must initiate dialogue with them to allay their fears

I wholeheartedly support the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). For a country as huge and populous as ours we surely need to be in the know about the people living here, so that our safety and security isn’t compromised. First, we should remove illegal immigrants with the help of NRC and later, with the help of CAA, give relief and refuge to those who have come to India after being persecuted in the neighbourhood on the basis of their religion. We have suffered for far too long when it comes to security concerns and we can’t afford to be lax anymore.

As for people who are opposing it, I think they need to inform themselves better. On the government’s part, it should open communication channel at multiple levels (right from the ground level authorities to the ministers) to alleviate the fears of people.

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The logic behind CAA is simple. If Muslims are being persecuted in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, they have many Islamic countries (more than 50 I believe), but if Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists etc. are being persecuted on the basis of religion, which country do they turn to except India?

I think people need to understand this very clearly that the Home Minister Amit Shah isn’t going to take away the citizenship of Indian Muslims through NRC or CAA. Indian Muslims are safe here.

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I don’t understand what the protests are all about. Sometimes, I feel people are protesting just for the sake of protesting. I belong to Lucknow where Hindus and Muslims have coexisted peacefully with each other for long. Believe me the ground situation is pretty difficult than what is portrayed in the media.

If people are scared, why are they sitting on the roads and making the lives of ordinary citizens difficult? Take a leaf out of a corporate setting. If, for example, I fear that something wrong might happen with me in future jobwise, shouldn’t I try to talk to my seniors or should I just go out on the road and start telling everyone that I am being treated unfairly? A public protest should probably happen after every other peaceful option to talk to the senior managers have failed.

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Similarly I feel people from Shaheen Bagh should have formed a committee/group and taken the matter up with local representatives first and then to the higher authorities. Then if the authorities didn’t take any steps, the ball would be in their court. That might actually bring about some real change as well.

Do these protesters realise the hardships being caused to daily commuters and road users because of their protests?

My father has been keeping unwell since last year and I travel every weekend from Gurgaon to Noida to meet him, many a times alone. Due to the Shaheen Bagh protests I have to take a longer route (which goes through deserted stretches in some places), plus I am able to spend less time with my parents. I wonder how other people with family members who are unwell are managing, or women who have travel on this stretch everyday are managing. Proper communication from both the sides is the need of the hour.

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Pooja sharma
Pooja sharma
4 years ago

Very well written 👍

Vijay Dubey
Vijay Dubey
4 years ago

Awesome ..
She is right in saying that If you have a problem, you will talk it out instead of throwing a tantrum. Some how I feel people are venting out their frustration for they have a feeling of being less privileged.
On top of that being Muslim is not a special thing nor it gives you superiority over others. Shame on those leaders or people’s representative s who are instigating social unrest and pursuading common innocent man to turn to violent means.
I am so proud of my govt and leadership who are taking every steps to deal with the troublemaker so sternly.

Sabka Saath sabka Vikas .. aur sabb tarah Ka insaaf .. .. just keep watching … Pichhar abhi Baki Hy mere dost
Jai bharatt jai BJP jai Sri Ram …🙏🙏🙏

Shikhar Srivastava
Shikhar Srivastava
4 years ago

I respect your decision and I am also support CAAand NRC

Zunaid siddiqi
Zunaid siddiqi
4 years ago

I do not support this move by govt. They are inviting foreign National who is not contributing in national growth. Incoming refugee will be a threat to our national security. I support Mr Owaisi, ask him he is from Hindu family his grand father accepted islam. He thinks like hindu. He is not supporting CAA too.

Best wishesh ..

Rashi Saini
Rashi Saini
4 years ago

I do not understand why all the fuss.
Nobody is making sense but wasting time of our nation.
I suggest please deport all the protestor to Pakistan Bangladesh and Afghanistan to see the actual picture.
Aashi says talk to them but I don’t think it works. They don’t want to understand .. that’s all ..

3 years ago

Does your government like to talk to people? The PM, we all knows talks to a selected audience and that too based on scripts. If this law is fair, why put a religious angle to it? And by the way, shouldn’t your PM help in solving the country’s problem first? Or should he just create one mess after another to cover his previous debacle. Stop following the misplaced chaiwala blindly. Only when bhakts start using some logic, the nation can return to normalcy.

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