Amit Shah bluffing over invite to debate on CAA? Shaheen bagh, Kannan and Yogendra Yadav waiting for response
It has been more than 3 days and the HM is yet to respond to Kannan’s request for an appointment, followed by Shaheen Bagh protesters. It raises a question on Shah’s invite for debate on CAA
A day after former IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan launched a scathing attack on Union Home Minister Amit Shah for not responding to his request for an appointment to debate on the newly amended Citizenship Act statement, now Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav has asked for time from Shah to discuss Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).
Earlier, Kannan had tweeted saying that even after three days, no response has been received from the Home Ministry, “3 days. No response. Shouldn't have given any value to Amit Shah's words. Had to call the bluff though. One can't say anything on TV and get away with it when holding a responsible position. Don't worry. I am not pursuing it further. But please take this as a lesson in democracy,” tweeted the former IAS officer.
On February 13, during a Times Now event, the Union Home Minister had said, “I am ready to take the discussion with anyone who wants to debate on the newly amended Citizenship Act. I will give time within three days to any protester so that misconceptions about the Citizenship law can be removed.”
After this statement, many accepted the debate invitation and requested Shah to meet them for the discussion but never got any response from the Union Home Minister.
On February 16, Shaheen Bagh Dadis marched towards Shah’s residence. But the Delhi police denied them the permission to do so by saying that only a delegation would be allowed for debate and barricaded the residence of the Home Minister in Delhi.
The women protesters of Shaheen Bagh have been staging a sit-in against the CAA, NRC and NPR for the past two months.
Kannan Gopinathan quit the civil services in protest against the abrogation of Article 370 last August.