New Delhi: Congress’ Sanjay Jha sees CAB as Frankenstein’s monster.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) December 11, 2019
Many people are reading history into CAB, none more than historian Ramachandra Guha.
Hitler's Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, said:
"It will always remain one of democracy's best jokes that it provided its deadly enemies with the means by which it was destroyed."
Quoted in Richard Evans, "The Coming of the Third Reich", p. 451.
— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) December 12, 2019
PM Modi tells Assam “don’t worry” even as it burns and is put under curfew.
I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB.
I want to assure them- no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2019
Someone should ask Home Minister Amit Shah how he manages to blame Congress for everything.
मुझे समझ नहीं आता,
चाहे सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक हो या एयर स्ट्राइक,
चाहे 370 हो या #CAB2019,
कांग्रेस पार्टी और पाकिस्तान के बयान हमेशा एक समान कैसे होते हैं। pic.twitter.com/gUt4gmli7D
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 11, 2019
With Assam burning, BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma is busy playing the blame game with Congress’ Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Ji are you aware that during @INCIndia regime indigenous communities of Assam have become minority. Infilitrated Bangladeshi Muslims in Assam constitutes 36% of population.They speak no Assamese language & influence 45 assembly seats. Is that not ALSO ethnic cleansing? https://t.co/RMcCGTkM0q
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 11, 2019
The CAB is a attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India.
I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service.https://t.co/XLDNAOzRuZ
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 11, 2019
Is columnist Tarek Fatah the first person to ever refer to Shah as a “lovable teddybear”?
My salute to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his lovable teddybear Home Minister @AmitShah on passage of #CitizenshipAmmendmentBill2019 that will bring immense relief to non-Muslims fleeing persecution in Islamic countries. Pls add #Baloch & #Sindhi nationalists to the list.
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 11, 2019
Student activist Gurmehar Kaur is feeling pretty sick about the whole business.
Modi and Shah are a disease that have infected the country and tearing it apart one horrendous hateful policy at a time. #CitizenshipAmmendmentBill2019
— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) December 11, 2019
JD(U) leader and a voice of dissent within the party, Prashant Kishor continues his crusade against CAB.
We are told that #CAB is bill to grant citizenship and not to take it from anyone. But the truth is together with #NRC, it could turn into a lethal combo in the hands of Government to systematically discriminate and even prosecute people based on religion.#NotGivingUp
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) December 12, 2019
Did Aatish Taseer just call Amit Shah a persecutor?
Did I hear Amit Shah mention Asia Bibi in Parliament? If there is anyone Shah shares values with, it is with the persecutors of Asia and the killer of my father. He has presided over India becoming a place where mob law prevails and innocents are hunted in the name of religion. https://t.co/EdTE2op7Ot
— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) December 11, 2019
BJP’s Tajinder Singh Bagga can’t see beyond the Congress.
सोनिया जी कह रही है आज संविधान का सबसे काला दिन है । सोनिया जी काला दिन आज नहीं उस दिन था जिस दिन नेहरू ने देश का बंटवारा करवाया था,जिस दिन इंदिरा ने देश मे आपातकाल लगाया था, जिस दिन राजीव ने 10 हजार सिखों को जिंदा जलाया था, वो सविंधान का काला दिन था ।
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) December 11, 2019
Journalist Rana Ayyub calls out PM Modi, and then deletes her tweet. Clearly, her intentions were less than Nobel.
Trust BJP MP Gautam Gambhir to make this about himself.
My grandfather came from Multan to Delhi as a refugee in 1947. He found dignity and success in this country. With this bill, I wish that all persecuted minorities also never have to look back! Congratulations to Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji and Hon’ble HM @AmitShah ji! #CAB2019
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 11, 2019
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is very generous in his vote of thanks.
“Providing Humanitarian Dignity to Inhuman Discrimination”.. Congratulations to PM Shri @narendramodi Ji , Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji and all the Rajya Sabha Members for passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. #CAB2019
— Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (@naqvimukhtar) December 11, 2019
Sports writer Pradeep Magazine suggests (sarcastically) that a Hindu refugee is welcome to things beyond citizenship…
If the bowler is Hindu he will get Indian citizenship and would be welcome to play in our T 20 leagues. https://t.co/sFJBlnKUdI
— Pradeep Magazine (@pradeepmagazine) December 11, 2019
Looks like PM Modi’s CAB bill is getting the international attention it deserves…
India is in the throes of Gleichschaltung, which was the Nazification of Germany's institutions. Once secular liberal institutions from the courts to the army are becoming transformed into Hindu nationalist ones. The world's largest democracy is no more.
— Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator) December 11, 2019
— Annie Gowen (@anniegowen) December 12, 2019
In more salty news of the day, climate change activist Greta Thunberg changes her Twitter bio to ‘brat’ (Pirralha) after Brazilian President Bolsonaro calls her a brat.