Dubai, Dec 18, 2019: Indian Pravasi Forum UAE issued a pressed statement on Wednesday condemning the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 adding that the act threatens nation’s multiculturalism. The press statement also added that the Act was contrary to the constitutional values of the country.

“strongly condemns the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, passed by Indian Parliament, which threatens the country's multiculturalism and it is contrary to the constitutional value of the country” the press statement stated.

Forum’s President Javed stated that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) contravenes Article 14 of the Constitution and leads to the Dual Nation doctrine as a prelude to partition. With the enactment of this law across the country, the religion of the original inhabitants will be compromised and there will be hostility, discrimination, violence and injustice among the citizens.

“Indian citizenship has always been firmly rooted in the country's constitution, which emphasizes equality, regardless of gender, caste, religion, class, community or language.

“This unconstitutional act also violates and shreds the provisions in the Indian constitution that guarantee citizens' right to equality, equality before the law and non-discriminatory treatment towards the citizens of the country” the press statement added.

Along with the CAA the organisation also opposes NRC which it added would violate Citizenship Act & it is against the ethos of India’s Constitution.

“Indian Pravasi Forum respectfully request that the Supreme Court of India to declare this law being an ultra-wires  which infringes on the basic structure of the Constitution, that undermines the humanity, equality and secularism of the country, and it is against imparting all equitably” the statement further added .

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President, DK Shivakumar on Monday added that the Congress party was not against the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

In a tweet from the official twitter handle of Karnataka Congress, the State Congress President was quoted as saying that Sri Ram and Hinduism was part of the culture of India and was not limited to one political party.

He further added that the BJP has always politicized the issue by playing with the sentiments of the people and the Congress in not involved in such activities.