New Delhi: Politician-turned-freelance protester, Shehla Rashid on Monday (December 30) took to Twitter to express her objections about the anti-CAA protests being seized by the liberals. Now, the joke is on these so-called liberals.

Taking to social media, Rashid lashed out at the 'liberals' claiming that the Muslim identity politics accompanying the anti-CAA protest is being opposed, busting their make-believe world of revolution. She asserted that the protest is being led and sustained by Muslims. 


In a series of tweets, Rashid condemned the 'liberals' by unveiling the idea of India. She said that they are doing nothing to save the 'Idea of India'.

"The idea of India was being murdered mercilessly in Kashmir 5 months ago. Most of you were either silent or endorsed that rampage. Now that there is a mass movement, why do you want to appropriate it?" Rashid tweeted.

Claiming that the majority of the country agrees with the government on the law of the CAA, the politician-turned-activist suggested the 'liberals' are seizing the "Muslim protest against the CAA" to mobilise "the silent majority which is mocking the CAA in cafes, malls and online".


Intending to try to shield the contemporary Islamism that has been a central feature of the anti-CAA protests, Shehla advised the liberals to allow the Muslim community to lead the demonstrations and excuse their "extremist thoughts" or "conspiracy theories".


However, many pushed themselves forward to condemn the statements made by Shehla to redeem the diminishing credibility of the anti-CAA protests and not because they oppose it being a Muslim protest.

Rubbishing Shehla's statements, Ifra Jan claimed that Shehla is doing great injustice to those who are standing for liberal values by relegating an all-India movement as an only-Muslim movement.


Seema Goswami, another self-proclaimed liberal also criticised Rashid for reducing the pan-India movement to a Hindu-Muslim issue.


The Citizenship Amendment Act, by the Centre, intends to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.