Arundhati Roy on anti CAA protests: “This government stands exposed and discredited”
Noted writer-activist Arundhati Roy who took part in anti-CAA protest at Jantar-Mantar in Delhi on Thursday said that this time government will not be able to stop people
Noted writer-activist Arundhati Roy who took part in anti-CAA protest at Jantar-Mantar in Delhi Thursday said that this time government will not be able to stop people.
Saying that “India is standing up” Roy noted, “This government stands exposed and discredited. This is a day when love and solidarity face down bigotry and fascism,” Roy said in her statement.
“Everybody has joined in to protest against the unconstitutional CAB and NRC. We are Dalits, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Adivasis, Marxists, Ambedkarites, farmers, workers, academics, writers, poets, painters and most of all students who are the future of this country. This time you will not stop us,” she added.
It’s important to note that India witnessed massive protest against discriminatory CAA on Thursday. Defying prohibitory orders, lakhs of people hit the streets across the country against the bill that seeks to discriminate against the largest minority group of the country.
CAA is being seen as an exclusivist law in conjunction with the NRC. Under the Act, members of six non-Muslim communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh – Hindus, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and Parsis – are eligible for Indian citizenship if they entered the country before 2014 while Muslims have been kept out of the act.