The members of the Students' Federation of India (SFI) attacked an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) karyakarta in Kerala for talking about his views on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on Wednesday. The students of Sree Kerala Varma College in Kerala were seen thrashing a fellow student mercilessly in the corridors and hallways of the college. ABVP posted the video from its official Twitter handle and took a jibe at the claims of peaceful protests being carried out across the country. Have a look at the video below:
ABVP karyakarta was brutally attacked by SFI goons in Varma College in Kerala for clarifying the myths surrounding the Citizenship Amendment Act and explaining the details to the students. So much for sermonising about ‘peaceful’ protests! @KeralaABVP pic.twitter.com/6eiAfVVFc1— ABVP (@ABVPVoice) December 18, 2019
Various BJP leaders while addressing the media have time and again reiterated that Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is for providing citizenship to foreigners. Reacting to the violent protests on the CAA on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that it was “unfortunate” and “deeply distressing”. Maintaining that violence and disturbance of normal life was not part of the Indian ethos, he reminded that the CAA was passed by both Houses of the Parliament with a resounding majority. The PM noted that the Act highlighted the country’s tradition of harmony and brotherhood.
PM Modi gave an assurance that the CAA had nothing to do with any citizen of India, irrespective of religion. He emphasised that the legislation was only aimed at helping persecuted individuals in other countries. Warning against rumours, he stressed that it was time to maintain peace and work together for the development of India.
I want to unequivocally assure my fellow Indians that CAA does not affect any citizen of India of any religion. No Indian has anything to worry regarding this Act. This Act is only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2019
While talking about the Citizenship Amendment Act, Amit Shah during a rally in Jharkhand invited students to study the CAA and also alleged opposition parties like AAP, TMC, and Congress of misleading people and spreading the atmosphere of violence in the country. He said, "I appeal to the students to study the Citizenship Amendment Bill. There is no provision to take away the citizenship of anyone. Parties like Congress, AAP, and the TMC party are misleading you and creating an atmosphere of violence inside the country".