Amit Shah no less than General Dyer: Mumbai NCP President Nawab Malik

Malik further said that there is no doubt that the new citizenship law is unconstitutional.

Amit Shah no less than General Dyer: Mumbai NCP President Nawab Malik
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After Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray linked the police crackdown on students of Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) to Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik compared Union Home Minister Amit Shah with British General Reginald Dyer.

During British rule in India, General Dyer had ordered his troops to open fire on the unarmed crowd at Jalliawala bagh in Amritsar where thousands died.

While talking to the media in Nagpur, Malik said that Shah was firing at citizens of the country who are protesting against the new citizenship legislation.

Amit Shah is firing at citizens of the country in the same way General Dyer fired at people in Jallianwala Bagh. Amit Shah is no less than Dyer. The country is not run by guns and violence,” said Nawab Malik.

Malik further said that there is no doubt that the new citizenship law is unconstitutional.

Earlier, Shiv Sena had also said that the attack on students of Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) was “inhuman and unlawful”.

The opposition has attacked the BJP-led central government over its handling of protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) while alleging police crackdown on students at JMI and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

On Tuesday, All-party opposition delegation led by Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, comprising 12 different political parties, met President Ramnath Kovind to raise concern over the ongoing unrest in the country due to the passage of CAB. However, NCP leaders were not part of the delegation.

Reacting to this, Nawab Malik said that this was because the NCP leaders were attending a scheduled event in Nagpur.

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Our party members are protesting against the law on streets and had opposed the bill in the Parliament,” said Malik.

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