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‘Small step towards victory’ and a ‘lie’: How protesters saw PM Modi’s no-NRC assurance

Despite being denied permission, several peaceful protests were held across Delhi Sunday, at the same time as PM Modi’s Ramlila Maidan rally.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisted at his Ramlila Maidan rally Sunday that there has been “no discussion on the topic of a (nationwide) National Register of Citizens”.

Some protesters who have taken to the streets to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the NRC responded by calling it a “small step towards victory”. However, not all the protesters were convinced, and pointed out that while Modi says there’s no NRC afoot, Home Minister Amit Shah has been talking about it in Parliament as well as in public rallies.

An IT professional who was protesting at Jantar Mantar said Modi now appears to be on the back foot.

“They have announced this (NRC), got the CAA, and now they do not know what to do with it. The government did not anticipate that people will rise against them,” said the professional who did not wish to be named.

“They now stand exposed. In case they wish to do some face-saving, they should immediately roll back this draconian law.”

Amir, a Jamia Millia Islamia student attending a protest at the university, said: “There is a limit to lying. He (Modi) does not have any respect for the chair he is sitting on.”

In his first public address on the issue of the CAA and NRC since the protests began, the PM said the protesters were misled by “rumours and lies” spread by opposition parties, and once again trained guns on the Congress.

Anti-CAA protesters at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
Anti-CAA protesters at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Massive security cover

Several protest meetings and rallies were planned across the capital Sunday, to run simultaneously with the Ramlila Maidan rally, which was organised to “thank” Modi for regularising unauthorised colonies.

While the police did not give permission to hold any protest marches, some were given a go-ahead to hold “peaceful meetings” at one place.

With more than 2 lakh participants expected at Ramlila Maidan, there were intelligence inputs that a group of people might take out a black flag procession in the area, and a series of inputs suggesting that possible clashes may break out, between the pro- and anti-CAA groups.

To prevent violence, the authorities divided Central Delhi into 14 zones, and deployed specialised teams to cover them.

The Delhi Police also had a special meeting with the Special Protection Group and the National Security Guard, and more than 3,000 policemen and 2,000 personnel from the Central Armed Police Forces were deployed.

However, peace prevailed across the city, as both the Ramlila Maidan rally and the anti-CAA protests concluded without any untoward incidents. 

“We ensured that the PM’s supporters from outside Delhi do not reach the capital armed. We were also keeping a check to ensure no flying object is used by miscreants,” a police officer told ThePrint.

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‘This is an uprising’

At a protest meeting in Nizamuddin, JNU scholar and activist Umar Khalid and senior advocate Sanjay Hegde were in attendance.

Khalid told ThePrint that the coming together of youngsters against the CAA is more than just a protest — it is an “uprising”, and will grow only bigger.

“The youth cannot be fooled anymore. They know that it is the Modi government’s strategy to take the attention away, shift focus from its failures like the dipping economy,” he said.

A protest against CAA and NRC at Nizamuddin in New Delhi
A protest against CAA and NRC at Nizamuddin in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

“NRC and CAA are the biggest sham. They are against all people, communities and religions. This is not just about Muslims. These protests are going to grow bigger.”

Hegde, meanwhile, said people protesting against the CAA were not in this fight as Hindus or Muslims, but as “Indians”.

“This is a fight for our Constitution, which is in danger,” he said.

One thing all participants across the anti-CAA meetings are rallies agreed on and reiterated was that they are against any sort of violence.

“We should spread the word that we are against any violence and we should not give this government any chance to question this nationwide uprising by indulging in any sort of illegal activity,” Shahid, a protester, told other participants at the Nizamuddin meeting. “We should not let this dilute our movement.”

Also read: From writing history to becoming a part: How Ramachandra Guha became face of CAA protests


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  1. Subject – The CAB/NRC in North East India​/Sikkim and the Partition of India – Courtesy Chaiwala​

    Dear Sir,


    This is w.r.t the CAB/NRC in North East India​ and Sikkim.dindooohindoo

    As usual, this is the brainchild of Fat Pansy Humpty Dumpty – Amit Shah and Chaiwala Modi – son of a dishwasher.They both have 1 thing in common,id.est.,they are Gujaratis

    How many of these Bania vermin, have died for the Dubious Hindoo rashtra,in the wars fought by Dindoosthan.Even Shivaji used to kidnap and rape and plunder these Gujaratis (and the Shiv Sena,collects hafta from them – to date)

    The Word “Bastard” – for the Gujaratis

    Gujaratis are called Bastards,in the Mahabharata,as under:

    The Mahabharata,Book 8:Karna Parva,Section 45

    The Pancalas observe the duties enjoined in the Vedas; the Kauravas observe truth; the Matsyas and the Surasenas perform sacrifices, the Easterners follow the practices of the Shudras; the Southerners are fallen; the Vahikas are thieves; the Saurashtras are bastards.

    What does the Hindoo shastra think of Easterners ?

    The Hindoo scriptures think of “Easterners”, as devil worshippers and the lowest of the low, and as “Easterners follow the practices of the Shudras”- as stated above.

    Who are these Gujaratis ?

    These are the race born of the rapes by the Sakas,Scythians,Turks, Turkics,Greeks, Persians etc.,who discarded the raped woman and the child.The woman and the child were discarded by the Hindoos and interbred with carnal incest,over 2000 years,to mutate into the breed, that you see today.The Mahabharata calls them, a breed of “miscegnation” – id.est., born of unnatural copulation inter se with all forms of sentients.

    A race of liars,cheaters and impotenticas,who swap their wives and daughters,by advertisements in the media – and who have bankrupted the entire Indian Banking system.༯a>༯a>

    Anovirun Organum – The Ashoka Complex

    Ashoka’s mother was a harlot and he was a deformed ugly man.Ashoka’s father was born when Chanakya cut open the womb of his mother,as she was fed arsenic by Chanakya.Ashoka’s grandfather was fed arsenic for years, by Chanakaya, to make him immune to poison – and 1 day, his wife drank the arsenic. So the dementia of the arsenic ran in the blood and DNA of Ashoka – and he became a savage dement – and the rest is history.Like his grandfather,this fool also became a mendicant,and died a loon

    Modi is of the same harlot pedigree with an unknown father and a harlot of a mother,plagued by the history of the rapes of his ancestors – which was their true worth.These sons of harlots are plagued by the rapes of their ancestors and know that they are not “Indians”.There are many such instances in history. Madhavacharya called Adi Shankara, a son of a harlot, as his father was unknown – and so Ade Shankara,compiled his compendium on Hindooism,to discard women and dalits,in status beneath dogs and pigs.Amit Shah is not worthy of a mention as the “Shah” breed is a pedigree of pure miscegnation

    Overtime,these Gujaratis,Palanpur Jains etc.,have convinced themselves that they are of the Lost Tribes of Israel (with the look of wonder woman – Gal Gadot)

    Hence,they dilute and hide their hate and shame – by creating unworthy enemies and then destroying them,for their insane satisfaction and the joy of the 2-300 million of their brigands,who are of the same intellectual pedigree,as the Gujaratis

    The “Indian” Muslim

    The “Indian” Muslim,who states that Rama was an Imam,Shiva was son of Adam,That Adam was sent to India,That Rama temple should be built and who pray to Rama and Ganesh – deserve doom and death (Just like the Mongols who eradicated Baghdad and its idolatory -inspired from Hindoo evil)

    The Gita allows the discrimination of Dalits and lower castes – as a Oral law made by Krishna – and allows their killing (like when Rama killed Sambuka).What hope is there for the Indian Muslims ? What is Article 14 and 15 ? These are meaningless and bogus ideals copied from the US/UK/EU Constitution – by the venerable Ambedkar,who had no other option.Ambedkar almost converted to Islam and said not 1 word, against the Marwari/Bania vermin,since a Bania sponsored his education in London

    The Gita Justifies and rationalises Caste

    It is far better to perform one’s svadharma (prescribed duties), even though faultily, than another’s duties perfectly. Destruction in the course of performing one’s own duty is better than engaging in another’s duties, for to follow another’s path is dangerous.” – Bhagavad-Gita 3:35.

    According to the three modes of material nature (goodness, passion, ignorance) and the work associated with them, the four divisions of human society (Brahmin/KsHatriya/Vaisya/Sudra) are created by Me .And although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the nondoer, being unchangeable.” — Bhagavad-Gita 4:13.

    The Solution

    The Solution is “only partition”,for the evolution of the Human Race.Easterners were never a part of Hindooism, and there was never a Bharat or Hindoosthan

    There was 1 Bharat, whose father Dushyant called his mother a prostitute, and his son a bastard – and Bharat, had 7 sons from 3 wives,and not 1 looked like Bharat (The Story of Modi,Amit Shah,Ade Shankara,Ashoka………)

    There was another Bania,Rama Gupta – who handed over his wife to the Sakas,to save his life and gold.This bania,later lost both and his wife.

    Sakas = Pakistanis.

    Babar and his divine army just read the history of Rama Gupta – and the rest was more of the same history

    Dindoosthan is ruled by Bania vermin and Kshatriya rats.The End is Nigh

    The Easterners do not deserve to die for these Bania/Brahmin vermin and Kshatriya trash.Arunachal is Han and the rest is of Southern Tibetean origin – and it was a Tibetan who tortured and killed Zorawar Singh.The 1st Ahom King – the greatest ever – was a Chinese .Tripura is named after the 3 sons of a DEMON , and the state is stated to have been destroyed by Shiva , and the Triipurans are expected to be proud Hindus and Indians

    The Chinese Yueh Chi Tribe conquered and defeated the Dindooo Hindoos 2000 years ago.This tribe was kicked out of PRC then by the ruling kings.The Arunachalese are pure Chinese DNA of the elite PRC tribes.What is common between them and the Indian Mongrels ?

    It is the end of India – a dubious aberration of a fart of farcical history


    Samir Sardana​

  2. Those who believe that the government should have anticipated the “scale and intensity of protests” are naive and lack any perspective of history – national or global. Did the British anticipate the scale and intensity of Mahatma’s salt movement? Were anti-war protests during Vietnam war anticipated? Were Mandal protests expected? Did China (their foreign policy favourite) anticipate Hong Kong? Or many such protests that have taken place across democracies and autocracies. Spooky naivety!!!

  3. Why blame Shekhar Gupta only ? Many more journalists, authors,film celebrities etc…etc…etc… are suspiciously absent on this issue.Reason is clear! Don’t desire to be a bad man in the eyes of Modiji!!!Spineless, nincompoops,demoralised to the extreme point!!This is the sad story of this country now!!

  4. The only spook I have ever met in my life is James Bond, on the cinema screen. How could the scale and intensity of the protests not have been anticipated ?

    Shekar Gupta In cut the clutter video says the “this is the first time Muslims have pushed back since Godhra “
    He shockingly equates the burning of the train many years ago as a Muslim pushback.
    Muslims in India as a collective had nothing to do with Godhara, he labels every Muslim with the burning train
    This shows how Shekar Gupata mind has gradually been polarised and poisoned by Hindutva
    The Muslims of India are not pushing back they are just expressing their nationalism, which Shekar Gupta should know has always been there.
    Shekar Gupta did not expose the lies in the speech, this is shoddy journalism
    I think India is in the”last chance saloon’
    When 200 miliion Muslims are pushed to the wall the nightmare will begin.

    • Muslims like you are living in fools paradise. Better ask yourself when 200 million Muslims are pushed to the wall the nightmare will begin for whom? Stop this drama. There is no way that India’s Muslims can repeat 1947 in 2019.

      • Are you expecting Muslims to lie quietly and die
        Or live under the jackboots of the Hindus
        None of this is possible
        So we all better live with mutual respect for each other as Indians
        Or none of us will live


    • Our cities are burning.
      Our people are dying.
      Our children being beaten up &jailed.
      Our houses being looted by police.
      We’re putting our lives on the line to save constitution &our citizenship rights.
      The editor of Print fails to mention this, looks through tainted glasses at Muslims
      Can Shekar Gupta cut the clutter on fascism
      Can he cut the clutter on the attack on secularism
      Can Mr Gupta cut the clutter on peaceful protests of Muslims brutally suppressed by the violent Adityanath police
      We want you to cut the clutter as an Indian not as a Hindu
      Just as Muslims protest as Indians not Muslims.
      It’s about time somebody cut the clutter on you Mr Gupta.

  6. Illegal activity, law passed through parliament is supreme. 14% Muslims must get this into their minds. Something which they perceive is against them doesn’t mean this is against Indians. We Indians are not Arabi.

    • The Indians are worse than Arabs.
      The Brahmins and upper castes have exploited the lower castes more than any Arab ruler exploited their Kingdoms.
      This is a historical fact
      In india the upper castes followers of Modi want to do the same for its largest minority Muslims.
      India’s caste system rule which was imposed on the majority of Indians was the worst slavery in the world people were treated worse than animals
      Brahmins must accept the fact
      Mr Sing study History and Islam which hundreds of years ago was revolutionary in its equality and treatment of woman far better than in any caste slavery hindu kingdom at that time

      • Anwar tell me why Muslims are taking refuse in whole world except Muslim country
        why Muslims wants to came India
        your answer lies here
        look what happen Pakistan no food ,medicine ( and they come India for treatment why if India is bad) come don’t be fool )
        India has never invaded any country and see MUslims killing ,raping looting destroying Church Temple not once but number of time just think if Hindus do this what will happen
        so stop teaching rubbish and like nice Muslim live and let live

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