Mangaluru, Feb 25, 2020: The Muslim Aiykata Vedike (Kudroli) organised a protest ’Kudroli Chalo’. A protest against the newly-implemented CAA, NRC, and NPR held in the Tipu Sultan Garden near Kudroli on February 25, Tuesday.
Since Indians fought to liberate this country from the British, there is no need for any citizen (including Muslims) to show evidence of their nationality. The Centre’s policies are against the Indian Constitution and against Indians. That is why we are sending a message to the Centre by peacefully protesting against the CAA, NRC, and NPR".
The protest was held to remember Abdul Jaleel and Nausheen, the two victims who lost their lives in the Mangaluru police firing incident which occurred on December 19, 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, who
have been asking for documents from people to prove their citizenship, should first give proof of their education, thinker B R Bhaskar Prasad saidPrasad lashed out at RSS and BJP-led Central government for implementing RSS ideology and eliminating Muslims from India under the pretext of the CAA.
Activist H I Sufiyan Sakhafi Kavalkatte said Indian citizenship was awarded to residents of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 1947, 1971 and 1983 respectively. ‘’But CAA is against the Constitution of India as it provides citizenship on the basis of religion,’’ he claimed.
A book ‘Mangaluru Golibar’, authored by journalist Ra Chinthan, was released.
Chinthan said a major part of the amount collected through the sale of books would be spent on the education of Jalil’s daughter. The community members should support Jalil’s family and help Jalil’s daughter to become a police commissioner. That would be a befitting reply to the Mangaluru police who fired at Jalil, leading to his death, he added.
Former mayor and Muslim Aikyatha Vedike president K Ashraf presided over the programme.
Women India Movement state president Shahida Thasleem, K M Iqbal Balilla, corporator Lateef, Zeenath Shamshuddin, Shamshad Aboobakkar, Abdul Rauf, Muneeb Bengre, Ashraf Bajal, A K Kukkila, H I Sufiyaan Sakafi, Iliyas Thumbe, Rafiudeen Kudroli and many others were present in the event.