Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's meeting with Muslim communities gathered severe criticism from netizens. Thackeray met the minority community with regard to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Mumbai: On Wednesday (January 22) Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray met several Muslim organisations, including Raza Academy, known for allegedly presiding over the Azad Maidan riots in 2011, at the office of Commissioner of Police to ease the fear among the Muslim community over the Centre's decision on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The Shiv Sena leader met the Muslim organisations in South Mumbai where the Raza Academy submitted a memorandum to the Maharashtra CM demanding a resolution in opposition to the CAA and NRC.
Though Thackeray remained tight-lipped on the implementation of CAA in Maharashtra, he remained agnostic in assuring the delegation regarding a decision against the CAA like that passed by Kerala and Punjab state assembly.
Sayed Moinuddin Ashraf, one of the attendees, who is the president of Jamia Qadria Ashrafia said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi leader told the delegation that Mumbai belongs to every citizen and every citizen has equal rights over the city.
Sense as though the statement made, several netizens could not look away from an important point that they thought needed to be said. They took to Twitter to remind the Maharashtra CM about how this particular community had created communal violence in the country back in 2011.
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The Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena chief met the leaders of the infamous Raza Academy, which had organised a protest at Azad Maidan in August 2011 that turned into major violent riots.
The protesters from this Academy had vandalised the iconic Amar Jawan memorial situated outside the CST and caused nearly Rs 3 crore worth damages to public properties.
Several reports claimed that the protests were carried out to incite communal violence in Mumbai. Several passports of the Bangladeshi nationals were also retrieved from the areas where the protests took place.
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Last Updated Jan 23, 2020, 12:05 PM IST