Hyderabad: Polls on CAA-NRC put up by some organisations and individuals on social media seeking to gauge how people perceive these related issues are quite revealing.
IndianPoll.in which claims to be an independent platform with sole purpose of providing people’s voice to the people put up a poll asking question ‘Do you support NRC & CAA? So far 20,87,004 people have voted, of which just 2,13,545 i.e. 10.2 % voted in support while 18,73,459 i.e. 89.8 pc voted against them.
Deccan Chronicle a Hyderabad based daily created a poll on 17 December 2019 on Facebook. It asked ‘What’s your stand on #CAB & #NRC?’ The poll received 65,73,000 votes. 36 pc of the voters supported CAB/NRC, while 64 pc voted against them.
Siasat.com in its opinion poll, put up a question ‘Will the latest government campaign on CAA-NRC win over the all India protest against the two laws?’ So far 80.52 pc voters said ‘No’ while 19.48 pc voters said ‘Yes’.
Interestingly some of the polls related to CAA-NRC were later deleted on indicating results.
As reported by The Quint, a poll supposedly released by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation on Monday, 30 December, had majority of the respondents had justified the protests against CAA-NRC. But it was not available on their handle later in the day. The poll had asked users ‘whether they think the protests against CAA and NRC are justified?’ 62 pc voters had said ‘yes’ while 38 pc had said ‘No’.
In another poll, released by popular Hindi daily Dainik Jagran, 54.1 percent of the respondents disagreed that the protests against CAA are the result of vote bank politics while 44.1 percent agreed to it.
In the poll put up by Zee News’ Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary on 24 December, 52.3 percent of its respondents had voted against CAA, while 47.7 percent voted in its favour. The same version of his poll on Facebook had 64 percent people voting against the contentious law and 36 percent voting for it.
Saikat Datta South Asia Editor of Asia Times Online shared the screenshot of deleted posts writing: “Polls being conducted on social media on #CAA_NRC_Protest are proving to be quite revealing (and some are now being deleted)”