‘Will Have to Beg For My Citizenship’: NRIs In Protest Against CAA
Video Editor: Vishal Kumar
Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 and National Register of Citizens are raging across the world by Indians living abroad.
Indian students and members of the diaspora have come out on the streets in Germany, Canada, The Netherlands and Israel, expressing their solidarity for the Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students, who were brutally beaten up by the Delhi and UP Police respectively.
“I will explain Amit Shah’s ‘chronology’. First, CAA will come, then NRC. I am a Hindu, and if I don’t have documents, then I will have to say that I’ve come from Pakistan. I, who considers myself an Indian, will have to say that I am an illegal migrant from Pakistan… but I am Hindu, so give me citizenship. I will have to beg for my citizenship,” said one of the protesters.
Amid the slogans of ‘Hum Kaaagaz Nahi Dikhaenge’ (we will not show the papers) and ‘RSS down down’, protesters condemned the action of Delhi Police and the UP Police against the protesting students in Jamia and AMU.
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