Violent protests on Citizenship Amendment Bill totally distressing: PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his views over the ongoing violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Damaging public property and disturbing normal life has not been a part of country ethos, he said.
"Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing. Debate, discussion and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never has damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos," PM Modi said in tweets.
"The need of the hour is for all of us to work together for the development of India and the empowerment of every Indian, especially the poor, downtrodden and marginalised. We cannot allow vested interest groups to divide us and create disturbance," he added.
On Sunday evening, around 50 students were detained by the police officials. Later, they were released.
Similarly, around 60 students have been arrested from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for allegedly protesting against the Citizenship Bill that has become a law after President signed its passage in both the houses.