PM Modi must listen to voice of people: Azad in Shaheen Bagh
New Delhi : A day after Supreme Court permitted Bhim Sena chief Chandrashekhar Azad to visit the national capital, he went straight to Shaheen Bagh to join the protesters who have been agitating against the implemented CAA for more than a month now.
Supporting them, he said that the Prime Minister must listen to the voice of the people.
"I have been told by the court to respect the Prime Minister and the Constitution, but the Prime Minister should also listen to the voice of people," the Dalit leader said in Shaheen Bagh.
Addressing the protesters in Shaheen Bagh, he claimed that his fight against CAA and NRC will continue.
"To succeed, we need at least 1 lakh 'Shaheen Baghs' across the country as the government is making attempts to derail the movement," he said.
Earlier on Wednesday, he filed a petition in Supreme Court against the CAA and filed PIL against it, NRC and the NPR. Swami Agnivesh and former Chairperson of the National Minority Commission Wajahat Habibullah accompanied him to the court during the filing of PIL.
"Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 is arbitrary, irrational, devoid of intelligible differentia and has no nexus with the object and the purpose sought to be achieved by the Citizenship Act, 1955. There is no cogent or sustainable reason to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, which confers citizenship on the basis of descent, birth, registration, naturalization and not by virtue of religion," the plea says.