Hyderabad: Mr Mohammed Mushtaq Malik, convener of the Joint Action Committee against CAA, NRC & NPR, said he was astonished when he came to know that the police has booked about 25 cases against him and other members of the core committee for defying police orders and holding the ‘million march’ on Saturday.
Addressing the media, Mr Malik said he is not worried about the cases booked as the struggle will continue. “But it brings a bad name to the commissioner of police as well as Hyderabad. Hyderabadis sent a message that the march was a historic one. It was peaceful, there was not a single disturbance and our workers even removed the garbage and remnants voluntarily to keep the area clean,” he said.
He said in each of the cases he has been booked as the accused no 1.
“All the leaders of the JAC strive for righteousness and fight for public causes. You will not find us behind at any juncture in future. Our struggle will continue. The JAC is preparing a long term strategy to resist the CAA, NRC and NPR. We are planning to organise a ‘million march’ in Andhra Pradesh,” Mr Malik said.
He claimed that the people did not allow the Bharatiya Janata Party’s door-to-door campaign in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). “We are also contemplating a door-to-door programme to educate the people about the implications of the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The JAC will tour all the districts of the state and has constituted district level committees,” he said.
He urged the TRS government to think about the attitude of the police and decide whether it was rational.
The Telangana Rashtra Samiti voted against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament, but Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao not made his stand clear on the NRC and NPR, he further said.
He clarified that the JAC is with every organisation that is against the CAA, NRC and NPR. “We appeal to the people to attend the rally to be organised by the Muslim United Action Committee on January 10,” Mr Malik said....