Hyderabad: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) on Thursday held a round-table conference on CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill) and its aftereffects, at its office, at Chatta Bazar. Civil rights and religious organisations including left-leaning organisations attended the meeting. The participants strongly condemned the way the Bill was passed in the Parliament without proper consensus across the country. By passing the bill, the government has tarnished the ethos of the constitution on which the nation was built, they said.
It was decided to hold silent protests at various locations in the city. SIO (Students Islamic Organisation) will hold a protest after Friday prayers in Mehdipatnam. Another protest led by JIH will be held at Dharna Chowk on Sunday.
Present on the occasion were Maulana Mohammed Naseeruddin, the president of Wahdat-e-Islami, the state president of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Hamid Mohammed Khan, columnist Iqbal Ahmed Engineer, Progressive Organisation of Women president V Sandhya, Justice Chandra Kumar, Phule Ambedkar State Committee, Convener Malik, SIO state president Sohaib Ahmed, Tameer-e-Millat representative Ahmed Shareef, Jamaat Ahle Hadees representative Asif Umri, Khair-e-Ummat president Muneeruddin Mujahid, Awam-e-Majlis-e-Amal president Mujahid Hashmi, JIH women’s wing leader Khalida Parveen and others. Hans India reported.
Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (Mahmood Madani group), led by Moulana Arshad Madani, has also announced a nation-wide protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) on Friday. According to General Secretary, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Moulana Hafiz Khaleeq Ahmed Sabir, a demonstration will be held after Friday prayers at over 500 mosques in the Telugu-speaking states on December 13. A memorandum will also be submitted to the President of India.
A protest march will also be organised by Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemning the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Kannur on Friday. As stated by CPI(M) district secretary M.V. Jayarajan the protest would be held in front of the 18 Central government offices in the district.