New Delhi: Delhi’s former Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Najeeb Jung on Monday said the Central government should make the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) inclusive to quell the protest against the newly enacted citizenship law.
Make it inclusive: Jung
“I feel that the Citizenship Amendment Act needs a revamp. They should either include Muslims or remove other names. Make it inclusive. The matter will get dismissed. If the PM calls these people and talks, the matter will get resolved,” Jung told ANI outside the Jamia Millia Islamia here.
“This issue will be solved if the Act is made inclusive for all. Otherwise, it is a violation of Article 14,” added Jung, saying that there should be talks and only then a solution will come out.
Economy is suffering: Former LG
“How will the solution come if we don’t talk? How long will this protest go on? The economy is suffering. Shops are closed. Buses are not plying. Losses are being incurred,” he added.
Protests are going on in different parts of the country against and in support of CAA, which grants citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.