New Delhi: Ex-IAS Officer, S Sashikanth Senthil called for Satyagraha against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 and the proposed pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC).
In the strongly worded letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Senthil declared that he refuses to accept the process of enumeration of NRC by not submitting the requisite documents to prove his citizenship.
Ready to face action
He also said, “If the state chooses to declare me as a non-citizen, I would also be happy to fill up the many detention centers that you are building all over the country”.
He advised Shah to increase the capacity of detention centers as many would follow the path shown by ‘Father of Nation’ in South Africa and fill them.
He further wrote that in the coming days, people would stand up for one another and fight against any attempt to divide them.
It may be mentioned that earlier, Senthil had resigned the Civil Service saying “it is unethical for him to continue when fundamental building blocks of democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner”.
IPS Officer resigns in protest against CAB
Meanwhile, IPS officer of Maharashtra, Mr. Abdur Rahman resigned in protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019.
As per the sources, he was posted as IGP in Mumbai. Protesting against the bill, he tweeted, “The #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 is against the basic feature of the Constitution. I condemn this Bill. In civil disobedience I have decided not attend office from tomorrow. I am finally quitting the service”.
Parliament passes CAB
Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the bill which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
The Lok Sabha has already passed the Bill.
On Thursday, President of India gave assent to the bill turning it into an Act.