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इस्तीफ़ा देने वाले IAS अधिकारी #Sashikanth Senthil ने #नागरिकता बिल पर अमित शाह को बहुत सख़्त शब्दों में लिखा पत्र!

Former IAS officer says won’t submit to NRC, calls for civil disobedience against CAB

“I would also be happy to fill up the many detention centres,” Sashikanth Senthil, former DC of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka, wrote to Amit Shah.

Geetika Mantri

S Sashikanth Senthil, an IAS officer who resigned from the civil services and from his post of the Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka, has written a strongly worded letter to the Home Minister Amit Shah against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, that was passed in the Lok Sabha around midnight on Monday.

Senthil, who resigned in September this year in protest against the abrogation of Article 370 and the clampdown on Jammu and Kashmir, said in his letter to Amit Shah that the passage of the CAB “marked the darkest day in the history of modern India.”

He also called for a civil disobedience against the “communal bill” and NRC (National Register of Citizens). Senthil added that he will not accept the NRC and will not submit “the requisite documents to prove my citizenship” and will “accept the action taken by the Indian State” for his disobedience.


“I refuse to accept the process of enumeration in NRC by not submitting the requisite documents to prove my citizenship and is willing to accept the action taken by the India state against my disobedience. If the state chooses to declare me as a non-citizen, I would also be happy to fill up the many detention centers that you are building all over the country. I would accept the incarceration with all humbleness than to wait at the sidelines as a mute spectator to the communal profiling and disenfranchising of my fellow humans,” Senthil stated.

The Union government plans to extend the National Register of Citizens (NRC), first implemented in Assam, across the country. The NRC asks residents to prove their citizenship, the citizenship of their ancestors, and their relationship to their ancestors. In Assam, residents were asked to produce documents proving that they or their families lived in India before March 24, 1971, and in the final list published, more than 19 lakh residents were excluded.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill meanwhile was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Bill excludes Muslims and aims to provide citizenship to refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Specifically, it outlines refugees belonging to six religions — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians.

Addressing the Home Minister, Senthil wrote, “Your vehement defence of the bill on the floor of the house revealed a lot about the core ideology of hatred that drives your government. I feel completely ashamed that as a country that we have let down our Muslim and Adivasi brothers and sisters and have not succeeded in assuaging their fears about the secular ethos of the country.”

“The passing of this bill in the Lok Sabha has left a deep scar in the belief of already marginalized people and along with the NRC is surely an attempt to profile Muslims and Adivasis akin to the Asiatic Registration Act in South Africa and the Nuremberg laws of Germany,” he added.

Calling for a civil disobedience against the bill, Senthil called upon fellow citizens to follow the path that Mahatma Gandhi did in South Africa protesting the Asiatic Registration Act. The Act was passed in 1906 and required every Asian male to register himself to get a thumb-printed certificate for identification.

“As a former civil servant, I would advise you to increase the capacity of your detention centers, as many of us would fill it up before you succeed in your agenda. In the coming days you would realize that this country is the making of people who would stand up for one another and would fight every attempt by any authority to divide us,” Senthil said.

 

sashikanth senthil
@s_kanth
I should remind that irrespective of the status of the CAB the idea of an all India NRC by itself is a dehumanizing effort. We as people of this country should now stand up for all the marginalized. Annexed is my letter to the Home minister. It is Time to Act.#CABNRCSatyagraha

sashikanth senthil
@s_kanth
NRC and CAB need to be fought tooth and nail. What better way than the Gandhian satyagraha. The Government cannot force us to cooperate with the process. Let us stand up #CABNRCSatyagraha @naukarshah @kavita_krishnan @savukku @dineshswamy92

Protests Erupt in India Over Citizenship Bill

VOA News
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Protests broke out across northeastern India, Tuesday, December 10, after a controversial bill critics say is anti-Muslim passed in the lower house of Parliament.
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READ MORE: India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party introduced a controversial bill in Parliament Monday seeking to grant citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from neighboring countries, introducing religion as a criterion for nationality for the first time.

Opponents have slammed the proposed legislation as anti-Muslim and divisive, and they have called it a ploy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party to weaken the secular foundations of India’s democracy.

The bill will make six religious groups — Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Parsis and Buddhists — who came to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 31st, 2014, eligible for Indian citizenship. The government says it is intended to give sanctuary to minorities who fled religious persecution in these countries.

Critics, however, have questioned why the proposed legislation has excluded Muslim minorities, such as the Rohingyas in Myanmar, if it was meant to protect those facing religious persecution.

Dilsedesh
@Dilsedesh

ये आसाम से कितना ज़बरदस्त जनांदोलन खड़ा हो गया कभी सपने में भी नहीं सोचा था ????

AutoRaja
@AutoRaja1212

Processions raising slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill & sporadic violence, clashes brought life in parts of Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal, Meghalaya to a grinding halt in wake of 11-hour bandh call by North East Students’ Organisation
#CABAgainstConstitution

Md Farrukh Ilyas، محم٘د فر٘خ الیاس
@amufarrukh

A huge turnout after students leaving the central library to protests against the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 at AMU.

Universities has become the greatest voice of opposition in the country.


Dilsedesh
@Dilsedesh

AMU Students Protest against #CABBill This unconstitutional bill is an attack on the foundation of Indian constitution It’s attack on secularism of the nation
#CountryAgainstBJP

Prashant Kanojia
@PJkanojia
त्रिपुरा में इंटरनेट पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया गया है। अपने ही लोगों की आवाज़ दबने वाला गणतंत्र। फोर्ब्स की रिपोर्ट कहती है कि दुनिया में सबसे ज़्यादा इंटरनेट बैन करने वाला मुल्क भारत है। क्या है आपके पास गर्व करने के लिए?


सच के साथ
@IndiaToday18
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
Yet we forget that he is someone today.
#IndiaRejectsCAB

भाजपा आसाम प्रदेश अध्यक्ष और मोरीगांव विधायक के क़ाफ़िले को प्रदर्शन कारियों ने दौड़ाया

Dilsedesh
@Dilsedesh
भाजपा के आसाम प्रदेश अध्यक्ष रणजीतदास और मोरीगांव के विधायक रमाकांत के काफिले को प्रदर्शन कार्यो ने उल्टा दौड़ाया देखिये ये वीडियो

#CountryAgainstBJP ????????????????

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