Is it a crime to oppose citizenship Act? Is it a crime to criticize a government decision? Whether in a democracy, to have your opinion about a law and to oppose it falls under the category of crime, these questions are arising because now a complaint is being filed against the common man as well as people related to politics.
A complaint was filed in the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and others for giving provocative speeches against the amended Citizenship Act.
Complaint filed against Sonia, Priyanka, Owaisi for giving provocative speeches against amended Citizenship Act
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The complaint, filed by advocate Pradeep Gupta, also includes the names of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi and journalist Ravish Kumar. The court admitted the complaint and the matter will now be heard on January 24.
The alleged speeches were given by the leaders and the journalist on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists, and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.
The name of the anchor of a TV channel is also included in this complaint filed by Advocate Pradeep Gupta. The matter will be heard on 24 January. It has been alleged in the complaint that these leaders and journalists have made many objectionable and inflammatory statements against the Citizenship Amendment Act.