Citizenship Amendment Bill: Left parties call for nation-wide protest on December 19

In the statement, the left parties have asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is against the secular values of India.

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Amid huge chaos across the country over the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in Parliament, the left parties have called for an ‘All India’ protest against the bill on December 19. 

The left parties including Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (CPI), CPI (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, All India Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party have issued a statement while stating that the CAB is in complete violation of the Indian Constitution. 

In the statement, the left parties have asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is against the secular values of India. 

Both the houses of Parliament have passed the CAB. The left parties consider this bill as being completely violative of the Indian constitution. 

The bill is aimed at destroying the secular democratic foundations of the Indian Republic. The Left parties strongly oppose this Bill that links citizenship with the religious affiliation of an individual, the very antithesis of secularism,” the statement read. 

The left parties believe that the CAB will further “sharpen the communal divide” in the country which is problematic for the unity and integrity of India. 

The passage of this Bill, along with the proclamations by this Modi-Shah BJP government to extend the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to the entire country, is the twin combination to change the character of the Indian Republic – from a secular democratic one into an “Hindutva Rashtra”, the RSS political project,” the statement said. 

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The left parties have called for a nation-wide protest on December 19 to oppose the CAB. 

 

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