In India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while speaking at Speaking at a programme Naihati, West Bengal, made it clear that as long as she is alive discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act will not be implemented in Bengal.
“As long as I am alive, CAA will not be implemented in Bengal,” said the Trinamool Congreess chief. “They are saying they would set up detention camps. Who is in power? We are. I am ready to give my life. I won’t allow the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] to set up detention camps even if I die.”
Banerjee claimed detention camps had been set up in Assam as the BJP was in power in the state. “If they are elected government, we are also elected government,” she added. “You have a right in Delhi, we have a right here.” She was referring to the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
On the other hand, at least 27 people have been killed and thousands have been arrested amid demonstrations in India against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), a new law that allows immigrants of religious minorities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh to seek Indian citizenship while excluding Muslims from that prerogative.
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