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Discussion on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Future of India

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A panel discussion was organised in the light of newly passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and worries about implementing National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country with a panel of  legal and political intellectuals in the topic “Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Future of India” at Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust on January 5, 2020. The panel consisted of Dr. N. K. Jayakumar (Legal Advisor of Chief Minister of Kerala and Former Vice Chancellor, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi), Dr. J, Prabhash (Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala) and Dr. Anu Unni (Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, University of Kerala). The panel discussion emerged at the conclusions that India lost its veneration as a supreme secular country in front of the global nations; many questions aroused regarding CAA was not answered constitutionally; the constitutional sanctity of Indian constitution as a sovereign socialist secular democratic republic is lost through the new CAA; NRC and National population Register (NPR) are related and clearly mentioned in the documents in the Census of India website and Home Minister of the country had been misleading by saying that both were unrelated,  the citizens who fail to produce the recommended documents will be excluded from NRC regardless of religion, there is scope for targeting people based on religion, political belief or like; CAA and NRC are related and the people who are born in India will lose citizenship and non-Muslims born in neighbouring 3 countries can become Indian citizens  on satisfying CAA conditions, Dalits and Women (and children) would be victimised in the absence of recommended documents; the supreme court has to intervene and protect the constitution for the sake of future of India.  Dr. Kayamkulam Yoonus (Secretary of Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust) delivered the welcome address in the meeting presided by Er. A. Suhair (Chairman, Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust). Dr. O. G. Sajitha (Director (Programmes), Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust) conveyed vote of thanks. The discussion was attended by academicians, social activists, students, journalists and the public. 

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