New Delhi: While asserting that the days of ‘Mughal Raj’ is not far away for Delhi if ‘patriotic Indians don’t stand up’, JP MP Tejasvi Surya invoked the reference of Shaheen Bagh protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the parliament on Wednesday.
He was participating in a debate on Motion of Thanks on the President’s address in Lok Sabha. Referring to the protest at Shaheen Bagh against the CAA, he said, “Unless majority community remains vigilant, the days of Mughal Raj may not be far away.”
The CAA, he said, was aimed at resolving the issues that were leftover from the Partition. “The new India cannot be built without healing the wounds of the past.”
Under the leadership of PM Modi, Mr. Surya said, several issues of the past have seen closure. These include the abrogation of Article 370, construction of Ram temple, solving Bodo problems and abolition of “triple talaq”.
Surya termed the Shaheen Bagh protests as a symbol of ‘Islamic fanaticism’. He tweeted, “Shaheen Bagh is a symbol of Islamic fanaticism in the garb of constitutional secularism. While the hollow opposition is indulging in lies and slander. Narendra Modi’s government is moving forward with India’s development story.”
A protest against the CAA is going on for over 50 days at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh.
The CAA grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.