Speak openly against NPR, Asaduddi Owaisi tells K Chandrasekhar Rao

MIM condemns Delhi riots, condoles cop’s death.

Hyderabad: AIMIM president Mr Asaduddin Owaisi has said that passing a resolution in the Legislative Assembly against CAA is not enough. There is a need to put a stay on NPR on par with Kerala to deny NRC.

Addressing a protest meeting of the United Muslim Action Committee at hockey ground in Masab Tank, Mr Owaisi said in their bid to convince Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, a delegation will meet once again and try to convince about the need to put a stay on NPR.

“Our MLAs will raise the issue in the House during the session and insist on a stay on NPR exercise in the State, as it will provide scope for declaring any individual as a doubtful citizen.

He said a government teacher in Bareli applied for passport for Haj pilgrimage. The passport authorities asked her to submit a service proof letter from her department. When she approached with Aadhar card, PAN, EPIC, she was denied a service letter on charges that she is a Pakistani and terrorist.

Mr Owaisi disapproved of fresh violence in Delhi and condemned the deaths of police official Ratan Lal and a youth Farhan. According to him, the videos showed police personnel hurling stones along with the rioters. It was shameful that violence erupted in the national capital at a time when the President of a foreign nation is in town, he said. It is also condemnable that a former MLA of the ruling party is threatening to end the protest within three days. He said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi is nourishing snakes in his patio.

He said rioters are openly burning a Dargah and firing on unarmed people. He also advised the State Home Minister, Mr Mahmood Ali to understand the difference between Census and NPR. If he is unable to understand, he should sit with a lawyer and get himself acquainted.

State Secretary CPI-ML, Mr S. Venkateshwar Rao criticized the government for creating unnecessary hurdles for the common people. He said the government is seeking details from individuals about the date of birth, place of birth of their parents, while Mr Modi has shown three different dates of his birth on different occasions. He said the hidden agenda of this government is to end reservations for deprived communities. Dr Asma Zehra, convener, women’s wing of AIMPLB, said people are terrified of possible detention in case they failed to prove their domicile. Two groups who will be most affected will be women and poor. The people of Assam, who were aware about NRC, for more than 4 decades, preserved their legacy documents even during natural calamities. However, people from other parts of the country never bothered about preserving such documents.

Mr Jeevan Kumar said that though KCR annou-nced that the government was against the CAA and NRC, he has to come into the open and oppose it. He said Anganwadi and Asha workers are approaching houses and harassing gullible women under one pretext or the other. He lamented that police were not allowing them to educate people about NPR and NRC. Moulana Hamid Mohammed Khan, State President, Jamaat e Islami, said KCR opposes the CAA and NRC, but never says a word against NPR.

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