CAA: False information being spread using women at protests, says Yogi Adityanath
New Delhi : Talking about protests against CAA and NRC at Clock Tower in Old Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath slammed the Opposition parties for spreading false information on the new Citizenship law by 'putting women at the forefront.'
Taking part in one of the awareness drives being run by the BJP, Yogi Adityanath claimed that the propaganda against CAA is ripping the country apart.
"The Citizenship (Amendment) Act is not a law against any citizen of India. It is against those intruders who are responsible for terrorism, extremism and separatism. The country is being ripped apart due to propaganda against CAA, and this is being done by keeping women at the forefront," the Uttar Pradesh CM said.
The comments from the CM came after women started gathering at the clock tower in Lucknow, on the lines of Shaeen Bagh protests in Delhi.
The ongoing protest has gathered momentum and despite efforts by the police, the women have refused to budge from the site. Earlier on Sunday, the women, most of them elderly, claimed that the policemen snatched their blankets and poured water on the bonfire that they lit to keep themselves warm.
He also blamed Congress of standing against a law their ancestors had made.
"Citizenship law was made during Nehru’s time, but now the Congress is not ready to accept it. The conduct of the Congress and SP is condemnable and irresponsible. These parties have financed the miscreants for opposing the CAA," he added.