Wahdat-e-Islami declares Modi government’s latest citizenship notification illegal

It may be recalled that a notification has been issued by the Central Government on the basis of the Citizenship Act, 1955, in which it has been ordered to grant citizenship to minorities of neighboring countries in 13 districts. Among the minorities, only Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians have been included in this regard. The Joint Secretary or Collector has been given the power to grant citizenship in the respective cities if he is satisfied. Zia-ud-Din Siddiqui, secretary general of Wahdat-e-Islami India, demanded immediate withdrawal of the notification, saying it was illegal as it violated fundamental rights of the constitution. The statement said that the central government has no legal right to issue such an order as it is fundamentally against the fundamental rights of the constitution.

The statement said that under the 1955 Citizenship Act, no caste or religion can be specified for granting citizenship. The details of the CAA, which has the status of an amendment in this regard, have not yet been decided. His case is also pending in court. The statement called for immediate withdrawal of the notification and appealed to the public to challenge it in court.

The statement said the country was still battling the Korna epidemic and the government was in a hurry to enact a law on which there was a large disagreement. Trying to enforce this law by violating the fundamental rights of a large minority of the country is a direct implementation of the Hindutva agenda. The problem of 3 laws made for farmers has not been solved yet, the whole movement of Shaheen Bagh on issues like CAA, NRC and NPR is testifying that these laws should be put in the cold storage now, but the same issues have been repeated. The focus is on the Sochi scheme. The way laws are being enforced from Kashmir to Lakshadweep smells of hatred and politics. The situation in Assam, Bengal and UP has exposed the true face of the government. In such a situation, taking advantage of the lockout, the government is pursuing such policies. The statement appealed to the people, especially Muslims, to wake up and fight for their rights with justice. Such problems can only be solved through resistance with faith, unity and perseverance.

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