List of statements released in support of CAA: Constitutional Amendment Bill

About 1,100 academics and research experts from various universities in India and abroad issued a statement in support of the revised citizenship law (Amended Citizenship Act) on Saturday.

The signatories in the statement included Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta, IIM Shillong chief Shishir Bajoria, Nalanda University Vice Chancellor Sunaina Singh, JNU Dean (SLL and CS) Ainul Hasan, Senior Fellow in Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies Ajibhit Iyer Mitra and Journalist Kanchan Gupta.

CAA supporters
CAA supporters

In the statement, they appealed to every section of the society “to exercise restraint and refuse to fall into the trap of propaganda, communalism and anarchism”.

बयान में कहा गया है,  “हम इस बात से संतुष्ट हैं कि उत्तर पूर्वी राज्यों की चिंताओं को ठीक से सुना और हल किया गया है।… साथ ही, समाज के हर वर्ग से “संयम बरतने और प्रचार, सांप्रदायिकता और अराजकतावाद के जाल में पड़ने से इनकार करने” की अपील की। 

‘‘ हम गहरी पीड़ा के साथ यह भी ध्यान देते हैं कि देश में कई हिस्सों में हिंसा और भय-विरोधाभास का माहौल बना हुआ है।’’

This statement has come at a time when protests against the revised citizenship law are taking place across the country. Students from various universities are also participating in these demonstrations.

The statement said, “We also want to draw attention to this with great anger that by deliberately spreading rumors of tension and fear, an atmosphere of fear and hysteria is being created in the country, causing violence in many parts of the country.” is.

बयान में, 1,000 से अधिक शिक्षाविदों ने संसद को “भूल गए अल्पसंख्यकों के लिए खड़े होने और भारत के सभ्यतागत लोकाचार को बनाए रखने” और “धार्मिक उत्पीड़न से भागने वालों के लिए एक आश्रय प्रदान करने” के लिए बधाई दी।

The signatories of this statement also congratulated the Parliament for ‘standing with the forgotten minorities and upholding the civilizational nature of India’ and ‘giving shelter to those who have escaped due to religious persecution’.

The statement said that this law fulfills the years-old demand for providing refuge to religious torture minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

The statement said that since the failure of the Liaquat Nehru Treaty of 1950, many leaders of political parties like Congress and CPI (M) have risen above party politics to demand citizenship of religious minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh, who mostly belonged to the Dalit castes, it added..

बयान में कहा गया,हम इस बात से संतुष्ट हैं कि पूर्वोत्तर राज्यों की चिंताओं को सुना गया और उचित ढंग से उनका समाधान किया गया हमारा मानना है कि सीएए पूरी तरह भारत के धर्मनिरपेक्ष संविधान के अनुरूप है क्योंकि यह किसी भी देश के किसी भी धर्म के किसी भी व्यक्ति को भारतीय नागरिकता पाने से नहीं रोकता है.

इसमें कहा गया, यह इन तीन देशों के किसी भी धर्म या वर्ग के लोगों या अहमदी, हजारा, बलोच किसी को भी नियमित प्रक्रिया के जरिये नागरिकता लेने से नहीं रोकता है.

“We also note with satisfaction that the concerns of the north-eastern states have been heard and are being addressed appropriately. We believe that CAA is in perfect sync with the secular Constitution of India as it does not prevent any person of any religion from any country seeking Indian citizenship,” the statement said.

Nor did it change the criteria of citizenship in any way; merely providing a special expedited redress, under special circumstances, for minorities fleeing religious persecution from three specific countries i.e Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, it added.

“It does not in any way prevent Ahmadis, Hazaras, Baloch or any other denominations and ethnicities, from these same three countries, seeking citizenship through regular processes,” the statement said.

Two weeks ago 1,000 scientists and scholars signed a petition demanding the withdrawal of the current form of the revised civil law.

After this, 600 artists, writers, academics, former judges and former bureaucrats had appealed to withdraw the law, calling it ‘discriminatory, divisive’.

Disclaimer: All the information is gathered from various internet sources.


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