More violent protests against CAA in Bengal, leave 2 dead and 3 injured, is it constitutional?

Ever since the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by the Parliament, violent protests have been taking place against the CAA. Today, protests have been held in five states which led to a clash between protesters and police. Two persons have reportedly died in Bengal’s Murshidabad district in a clash that took place during a protest against CAA. Three others were injured and admitted to hospital, sources said.

Agitators are vandalizing public property in the name of protest against the CAA. When they are stopped by police from damaging public property, they start pelting stones at the cops. There are few protesters who are carrying out violent protests against the CAA but they are misleading others to join protests.

The strike was held by a group called Bharitya Nagarik Manch, during which a clash took place at a village called Sahibnagar. 

As per local BJP, the incident took place when workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress attacked bandh supporters who were holding a road block.

They vandalized two-wheelers and cars and set them on fire during the clashes. The injured men were rushed to the hospital where they are under treatment. 

Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has already said that she would not let the act implemented in her state and the state assembly has also passed a resolution against it.

The government has already made it clear that the bill has nothing to do with the Indian citizens or Indian Muslims, but there are some miscreants who are spreading propaganda against the bill. They are trying to instigate the Muslim community for protest

The bill aims to give Indian citizenship to religious minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Anyone belonging to Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikhs, Parsi or Christian communities from these three countries who have come to India before 2014 for religious persecution and already living in India will be given citizenship after the amendment is passed. At the same time, Indian citizens do not need to worry about this bill as they will not be asked to produce any document to prove citizenship.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.