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Alka Lamba dons Hijab, dares Modi to identify who is protesting against CAA

Lamba also hit out at the central government, saying “unemployment is the real issue in the county

Friday December 27, 2019 7:33 PM , ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Alka Lamba anti CAA Protest

New Delhi: Alka Lamba, former MLA from Chandni Chowk, Delhi, Friday joined the anti-CAA protest outside Jama Masjid, donned Hijab and asked Prime Minister Modi to see and identify who are the people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens. (NRC).

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the historic Jama Masjid after Friday prayers today and started raising solgans against CAA and NRC.

The protesters also raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

The protesters were soon joined by Alka Lamba, former Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Assembly Shoaib Iqbal, TMC leaders and others.

During the protest, Alka Lamba took off her 'bindi' from her forehead and wore a hijab.

"Prime Minister Modi made a remark on the clothes people wear so I am here in this dress. Now, identify us by our clothes and tell who we are?" she said while addressing the protest.

Lamba also hit out at the central government, saying “unemployment is the real issue in the county, but you (PM) are trying to put people in a queue for NRC, as it was done during demonetisation”.

“It is very essential to raise the voice of democracy for the country and for the Constitution. A central government cannot become dictatorial and impose it agenda on people,” she said.

'Either of them is lying'

In his address to the protesters, former Deputy Speaker Shoaib Iqbal said: "The statements of Prime Minister and Union Home Minister contradict each other which mislead the public."

"Prime Minister from Ramlila Maidan said that there was no discussion on NRC and it will not be implemented anywhere whereas Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament said that the NRC will be implemented across the country", he added.

"Either of them is lying. Now, Prime Minister's statement will be considered to be true only when he calls a special session of the Parliament and dismisses the CAA. The protests will continue till it is not taken back", Iqbal said.

The protest outside the Jama Masjid ended shortly thereafter. The protesters were asked not to take out a procession rather they should continue with the peaceful protest.

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