Prashant Kishor Challenges Amit Shah over CAA

Prashant Kishor Challenges Amit Shah over CAA

Janata Dal (United) vice president Prashant Kishorchallenged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to try and implement the CitizenshipAmendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

In a Tweet on Wednesday morning, Kishor said, "Beingdismissive of citizens' dissent couldn't be the sign of strength of any Govt.@amitshahJi, if you don't care for those protesting against #CAA_NRC, why don'tyou go ahead and try implementing the CAA & NRC in the chronology that youso audaciously announced to the nation!"

Kishor's tweet comes a day after Amit Shah, at a rally in Lucknow reiterated that CAA won't be revoked. Shah said, "We are not afraid of protests. In fact, we were born amid protests, raised amid protests. We had said the same thing in Opposition and we are now saying the same thing while in power" and called for a public debate on the legislation.

The CAA fast-tracks citizenship for non-Muslim refugeesfrom three neighbouring nations who entered India before 2015.

The protests against the citizenship act arecontinuing across the country, and it has also been legally challenged in theSupreme Court by several petitioners which will be heard today. Along withAssam, the southern state and Punjab have also moved resolutions against CAA.

Kishor has led the opposition to the amendedcitizenship law and NRC within his own party.

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