Novelist Chetan Bhagat, who has been known to be sympathetic towards the BJP-led ruling dispensation, made it clear on Thursday that on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) of 2019 and the NRC, his views are not aligned with the Government and the ruling party.
He took to microblogging platform Twitter to express his dissent with the contentious law, hitting out against the government strongly in multiple posts.
Even as several parts of the country witnessed widespread protests against CAA, the novelist in a series of tweets questioned the rationale behind the law and explained why they are flawed.
But CAA+NRC is discriminatory.
This could happen.
NRC: All prove again u r Indian
Non-Muslim: sir I don’t have documents
Govt: it’s ok. CAA will save you. U are Indian.
Muslim: sir, I don’t have documents.
Govt: Too bad. U are not Indian. Get out.
On December 16, he had posted:
Meanwhile, some other right wing individuals known to be active on twitter, including Meenakshi Lekhi and Anupam Kher were conspicuous by their silence, except for actor Vivek Agnihotri, who posted a defensive post in response to another user:
I am against any kind of violence, abuse or targeted trolling. I don’t understand what is secularism. My only motto is ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’. Will get back.