Conspiracy Not A Movement Says Karnataka Minister On Anti-CAA Protests

Publish On: 27 Feb, 2020 09:44 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

BENGALURU: Karnataka Culture Minister CT Ravi said that the anti-CAA protests were a conspiracy and not a movement on Wednesday. 

Adding that no Indian citizen should fear the CAA, Ravi said, "A lot of Bangladeshi immigrants are working in the coffee estates of the state. Ensuring enumeration of all such people will help in identifying such labourers who can be then issued work visas."

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He further said that these protests were conspired to create divisions in India and that gave chance to Congress to take political advantages of the situation. He added, "It's a ploy to destabilise the Narendra Modi-led government."

He also said that the Supreme Court was very well aware of all the issues while executing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and also directed that all errors should be rectified. 

He also mentioned the ongoing horrific Delhi riots and added that it was only to attract international attention as US President Donald Trump was on his visit to India. 

Ravi recalled, "We (BJP) have been talking about the UCC for a long time. It was in the poll manifesto for the general elections in 2014 and 2019 as well."

The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) aims to replace religious customs and scriptures- based personal laws and have one set of common laws for all the citizens across the country. It would affect matters of divorce, marriage, inheritance and others. 

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