Expressing solidarity with the Muslims, several Dalits and tribal activists on Thursday demanded withdrawal of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the forthcoming Budget Session of Parliament.
During a press conference, to mark the death anniversary of Rohit Vemula, the All India Ambedkar Mahasabha (AIAM), the All India People’s Front (AIPF) and other activist groups, threatened to stage protest across the country if the Centre did not withdraw CAA, NRC, NPA before the Budget session.
As quoted in reports, Anil Chamadia, convenor of the newly-formed Alliance Against CAA-NRC-NPR, said “We understand that Rohith Vemula’s forced suicide was a clear case of institutional murder. We have seen how across campuses of India, Dalits, Adivasis, OBCs, women, and minorities have been insecure ever since the Modi government came to power six years ago. Today, if CAA-NRC is implemented, people of all marginalised communities will be filled with such insecurities.”
Delhi University professor N Sukumar pointed out that Dalits, Adivasis, and the poor will be impacted the most by the CAA-NRC.
Dalit activist and Ambedkar Mahasabha president Ashok Bharati said that the “government has taken oath on the Constitution of India, not Manusmriti. If it wants to legislate and run the country according to the provisions in the Manusmriti, we will not accept it at all”.