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“Include Muslims or remove other names”: Former Delhi LG Najeeb Jung wants Centre to revamp CAA

A section of people and the opposition parties have been protesting against the citizenship act calling it ‘discriminatory’. They say that the CAA can’t be seen in isolation and it becomes discriminatory against Muslims when combined with NRC.

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The former LG also said that there should be talks and only then can the matter be resolved. (PTI)

Former Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act needs a revamp and the government should either include Muslims or remove the names of other religions. He added that there should be talks between the Centre and protestors and only then a solution can be achieved. “I feel that the Citizenship Amendment Act needs a revamp. They should either include Muslims or remove other names. Make it inclusive, the matter will get dismissed. If Prime Minister (Modi) calls these people and talks, the matter will get resolved,” he said while speaking to reporters.

The former LG also said that there should be talks and only then can the matter be resolved. “How will the solution come if we don’t talk? How long will this protest go on? The economy is suffering, shops are closed, buses are not plying, losses are being incurred,” he said. The statement comes amid protests against the CAA in some parts of the national capital such as Jamia Millia Islamia university and Shaheen Bagh area.

A section of people and the opposition parties have been protesting against the citizenship act calling it ‘discriminatory’. They say that the CAA can’t be seen in isolation and it becomes discriminatory against Muslims when combined with NRC. Some states like Kerala and Punjab have even passed resolutions in their assemblies asking the central government to withdraw the law. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee have declared that they will not implement the CAA in their respective states.

The Congress, too, is against the law but some of its leaders like Kapil Sibal and Jairam Ramesh have said that it would be very difficult for the states to not implement a law passed by the Parliament. Despite such remarks from within, the Congress on Saturday reiterated that the central government cannot force the states to implement CAA. The law has already been challenged in the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court to hear Shaheen Bagh matter on March 23

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to expand the scope of petitions in the Shaheen Bagh matter and look into the recent violence in Delhi.

Justice SK Kaul said the environment was not conducive for even hearing the Shaheen Bagh matter and adjourned it till March 23 after the Holi vacation. Let the situation cool down first, the Supreme Court bench said, disposing off applications relating to Delhi violence.

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Army should be called to curb Delhi violence: Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that police is “unable” to control violence in northeastern part of the national capital where horrific clashes between pro and anti-citizenship law protesters since Sunday have killed 20 people, including a policeman.

A day after Kejriwal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the clashes and said that “police could not do anything” to prevent trouble, Kejriwal today suggested that “Army should be called in”.

“I have been in touch wid large no of people whole nite. Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence. Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately. Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted this morning.

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No cognizable offence: Delhi police on ‘goli maaro’ remark

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New Delhi, Feb 26 The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Wednesday said that “no cognizable offence is made out” against BJP lawmakers Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for their alleged inflammatory remarks.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat had filed a complaint against the leaders on charges of outraging religious feelings, intending to provoke breach of trust and criminal intimidation.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja had, earlier this month, directed the police to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) in the complaint.

In the report filed on Wednesday, the police stated, “On the basis of allegations levelled in the complaint, no cognizable offence has been found to be committed.”

It said that the subsequent violence in the national capital have “no connection to the speeches mentioned in the complaint”.

They further sought more time to file a final ATR in the matter. “Situation in Delhi is such that police is busy and hence we want more time.”

The court heard the arguments from both sides and slated the matter to March 2 for pronouncement of order.

During the course of proceedings, counsel representing Karat, contended that the statements had “springboard effect”.

“We filed the complaint before the police commissioner but no action has been taken so far. Had it been taken on time, subsequent incident would not have happened,” advocate Tara Narula said.

The application was filed under Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure which empowers a magistrate to direct the police to conduct investigation into any matter.

An inflammatory slogan “desh ke gaddaron ko goli maaro s*** ko” was chanted at a public rally addressed by Thakur on January 27 in Delhi’s Rithala area. Thakur had allegedly egged on his audience to respond to the slogan.

Verma was reported as saying that mosques and graveyards had come up in over 500 government properties in the national capital, including hospitals and schools.

He said that the land where these “illegal structures” have come up belong to the Delhi Development Authority, Municipal Corporations of Delhi, Delhi Jal Board and many other government agencies.

Thakur and Verma were then barred from campaigning by the Election Commission for 72 hours and 96 hours respectively in the run-up to the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls.

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