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    1,100 Academicians Come Out In Support Of Citizenship Amendment Act

    The academicians and research scholars appealed to every section of the society "to exercise restraint and refuse to fall into the trap of propaganda, communalism and anarchism"

    Amid countrywide protests, as many as 1,100 academicians and research scholars from various universities across India and abroad released a statement on December 21st, 2019 in support of the new controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).

    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”.

    The signatories to the statement stated, “The act fulfils the long-standing demand of providing refuge to persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. 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 signatories to the statement congratulated the Parliament for “standing up for forgotten minorities and upholding the civilisational ethos of India” and “providing a haven for those fleeing religious persecution”.

    “We also note with deep anguish that an atmosphere of fear and paranoia is being created in the country through deliberate obfuscation and fear-mongering, leading to violence in several parts of the country,” the statement said, a copy of which is available with Time8.

    Massive protests broke out across the country after the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. So far, more than 20 people have died in the protests against the new law.

    The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the people belonging to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis who have become the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and entered India on or before December 31st, 2014.

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