Hyderabad: The Alliance against the CAA and the NRC, Hyderabad Chapter, has decided to hold ‘Basti Sabhas’ to educate people belonging to the BCs, SCs and the STs on the impact of the CAA, NPR and the NRC from Thursday. It will also convene a Dalit Convention on Feb. 23.
Community Leaders of Muslim, Dalit, Bahujan, Christian and Sikh communities on Wednesday discussed the consequences if the CAA, NPR and the NRC are implemented. They observed that it will not affect only Muslims as propagated by the government and some section of the media, but will affect other communities too. It is not clear whether the advantage of the CAA to listed religious groups will be available to those who submitted their papers as Indians as the benefits under the CAA will be available to only those who introduce themselves as the citizen of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
They observed that there is a need to start a door-to-door campaign and launch a campaign on social media. The community leaders felt that there is a need to involve students and women effectively in their campaign. The participants also complained that RSS volunteers are targeting the groups who are protesting.
Convener of Alliance Sara Mathew said, “We have to mobilise people as the exercise of the NPR will start from April. She said there is a need to educate the people of downtrodden as they are most ignorant of the impact. Co-Convener Dr Islamuddin Mujahid said the Alliance is coordinating with leaders of various minority communities to educate the people on the issues. “We are focusing on educating the people by holding group meetings,” he said.
Social activist Jasween Jairath said, “We have to negate this myth that only Muslims will be affected with the NPR and the NRC. It is a matter of rights of the people, but it was observed that the common people of other communities are not serious about the impact.”...