“I spoke in Parliament when the CAA came up. I objected to the home minister. Any law that is seen targeting any community is a fundamentally anti-national.”
Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram on Friday termed the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act “anti-national’ saying that the act targets a people from particular community.
Speaking to the news agency ANI, Mr. Tharoor said, “I spoke in Parliament when the CAA came up. I objected to the home minister. Any law that is seen targeting any community is a fundamentally anti-national. They (central government) should not proceed with the law.”
“I welcome the fact that the have not yet written the rules or implemented the law. I hope they will think very long and hard before doing anything so foolish. It will needlessly divide the country. I will urge the government not to recklessly endanger the social harmony of the country,” he further said.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dola Sen also demanded that the Centre must repeal the CAA just like I repealed farm laws.
“A union minister in a written reply in the Parliament yeaterday said that National Regidter of Citizen (NRC) will not be implemented throughout India. They (center) have repealed the three farm laws. We believe they will have to repeal the NRC. The ball is in their court now”, the TMC MP said to the ANI.
On the other hand, a delegation of West Bengal BJP leader is about to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today demanding the implementation of CAA in the state.
The Citizenship Amendment Act seeks to grant citizenship to the non-Muslim persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who came to India till December 31, 2014.
Since the Bill was notified in December 2019, a widespread protest across the country was stared leading to several killing across the nation.
Many opposition parties and several groups also have protested against the contentious CAA.