Bengaluru: It’s bizarre! And more than just being bizarre, it is dangerous as well! 

Jitendra Awhad is an NCP MLA and Maharashtra minister of Housing. 

When in such positions, you must speak in a decent and meaningful manner. 

But Awhad seems to be far from it! 

As his party wants to create more and more fear in relation to the Citizenship Act, he said "I don't think this act is just against Muslims. Can any of the Hindus tell me where the last rites of your ancestors were done? But a Muslim can point out where his ancestor was buried." 

But bigger questions that arise are: Why should anyone point out the burial sites of their ancestors? When CAA doesn’t apply to Indian citizens at all, what is the need for proving or showing burial sites?  

There have been widespread protests over the CAA nationwide. But these protests are needless as PM Modi and Union home minister have reiterated that CAA doesn’t apply to Indian citizens at all. 

Not only at Shaheen Bagh, the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country have only proved emphatically that the participants have either not read the act fully or have wantonly abstained from reading, with the obvious intention of creating violence and vandalism in the society. Now, you can also add that fact that they are being bribed to take part in the protests.

All that the CAA is does is to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who have been residing in India hitherto December 31, 2014. What is essentially a one-time offer to integrate the minorities socially and emotionally with India is being seen as a divisive and communal.

The Act enables around 32000 minority members to become citizens of India.