Kailash Vijayvargiya & Mukul Roy detained in Kolkata as they wanted to take out a pro-CAA rally

Amid the ongoing protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy have been detained by Kolkata Police. It is said that they were going to hold a pro-CAA rally in south Kolkata but they were taken into custody by Police in Kolkata.

The BJP wanted to carry out a rally in order to expose lies spread against the amended bill by the opposition and other parties. The Citizenship Amendment Act has been in the news ever since it was unanimously passed by the Parliament. Several protests have been held across the country by agitators.

The protest began to spread from West Bengal and reached the national capital. When West Bengal was burning in protest against the amended Citizenship Act, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not pay attention to curb the situation and restore normalcy in the state. Protesters came on the street and vandalized public properties which resulted in huge losses. 

After the massive protest against the CAA, the BJP party decided to contact over 3 crore families in order to clear the air over the amendment act. That is why BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy reached Kolkata to tell the truth to people who have been misled by the opposition and some miscreants.

“We don’t expect such behavior from the police. The way we were stopped and arrested is authoritarianism and unconstitutional. We were supporting the CAA in a democratic manner. The entire country is supporting it. We condemn the way the government is trying to stop us,” Vijayvargiya told reporters before boarding a police van.

CM Mamata Banerjee has been shouting since the amended bill was passed that she would not allow the implementation of CAA in Bengal. CM Banerji says we will not listen to the central government and will not let the law implemented in the state come what may. The BJP leaders just want to talk to people to tell them the truth about the CAA that the newly amended bill has nothing to do with the Indian citizenships. This act aims to grant Indian citizenships to those who have come to India before 2015 after facing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. But the state government is not allowing BJP leaders to communicate with common people, is it not unconstitutional?

The government has already made it clear that the Citizenship Bill is not to snatch anyone’s Indian citizenship. So, Muslims or Indian citizens have no need to fear or worry.

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.