As protests intensify throughout India on the latest amendment of citizen bill – CAA, celebrities have also raised their concerns on the issue through social media. The protests and the amendment have prompted the actor Abhay Deol to raise some serious doubts or questions on Articles 14 and 15 of the constitution.
The protests spread across India and the numbers are increasing exponentially every day. Students from different universities are demanding to take back the new act through protests. It was all started in a peaceful way before a police crackdown that happened last week on Jamia Millia Islamia University. As per the news reports, the protests took a wild turn and students were attacked brutally by the forces. This attack has created sparks across other students from Universities across India and it is still ongoing.
When sharing his thoughts on CAA protests on social media, Hrithik Roshan wrote, “I am deeply saddened by the unrest across various educational institutions of our country”. The popular actor from the south, Rajnikanth, also shared his opinion on the issue and said that he was deeply worried about the protests and unrest over the CAA. Also, he added that violence or rioting cannot bring a solution to any issue. This statement from the south actor comes as a surprise as he usually does not share opinions on any matter.
Even some of the top celebrities started to share their concerns on the ongoing protests. Parineeti Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Siddharth, Anurag Kashyap, and Varun Dhawan, among others, have taken to twitter to raise concerns on the current Citizenship Amendment Act. But among these actors, Abhay Deol raised some serious doubts on the unrest without actually taking a stand. His questions are on Articles 14 and 15 of the constitution by sharing its picture and posted, “So do we follow this book in every sense? Are articles 14 & 15 scrapped? Can they be scrapped? Or just ignored? I’m confused! Can those articles and CAA & NRC stand together in the eyes of the law? Supporters and non-supporters of the new laws pls comment and make me understand!”
Amid all the unrest and violence, the present government is keen to implement and not to take back the Citizenship Amendment Act. To know what the issue is and that surrounds the recent corrections in the Citizenship Amendment Act, we are here to explain. The new act is amended to provide citizenship to refugees from the countries Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. The issue is that only people from the religions Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, and Christian can seek citizenship or will be granted. This decision sparked a row among the Muslim communities residing in India as refugees and the general public as well.
Amit Shah, amid the protests, said, “both CAA and NRC would be implemented across the country” and also asked the people of India not to fear the new citizenship act as it is not intended to take away the citizenship of the common public in the Muslim community.