Activist Teesta Setalvad slams Modi government’s NRC move at press conference in Pune

Setalvad said that through the National Register of Citizens, the government is targeting the most marginalised communities like tribals, Dalits and other minorities
Civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad at a press conference in the city on Saturday.(HT/PHOTO)
Civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad at a press conference in the city on Saturday.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 04:48 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Pune | By

Civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi regime is creating fear among the common people in the name of National Register of Citizens (NRC).

She said that through the National Register of Citizens, the government is targeting the most marginalised communities like tribals, Dalits and other minorities.

She was addressing a press conference on the dangers of the National Register of Citizens which was organised by educationist PA Inamdar.

She further added that social, economic, cultural and ideological fabric of the nation has been torn apart and the regime wanted to change the secular fabric of the country.

“Progressive individuals and social groups must confront the challenges and save the Constitution. Secularism and unity of the country must prevail over divisive forces,” she said.

The Union home minister Amit Shah on November 20 said that the Centre will implement both the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country determinedly and has evoked a political debate.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Due to the mishap, locals rushed to the spot with cans and other utensils to stock up on edible oil (HT Photo)

    Locals stock up on edible oil after tanker turns turtle

    Mumbai With inflation pushing up the prices of essential commodities, including something as staple as edible oil, residents of Tawa and nearby villages off the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway were in for a treat when a tanker with 12,000 litres of unfiltered groundnut edible oil turned turtle on Saturday morning. A tanker was moving from a Surat oil mill to Mumbai for further filtration when the driver, Vishwas Hanumant Galande (30), lost control of the vehicle.

  • The Manjhara reserved forests in Belrayan range of Dudhwa buffer zone where the incident took place is known for movement of wild animals, including tigers, wild tuskers and leopards. (Pic for representation)

    Man killed in suspected tiger attack in Dudhwa buffer zone

    A 30-year man identified as Mahesh of Dumeda village under the Tikunia police limits was killed in a suspected tiger attack near Manjhara forests in Belrayan range of Dudhwa buffer zone on Saturday. Belrayan range officer Vimlesh Kumar, Tikunia police officials and revenue department officials rushed to the spot and inspected the scene. The area where the incident took place is known for the movement of wild animals, including tigers, wild tuskers and leopards.

  • Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation has rejected 53% of the applications for compensation to the kin of the deceased due to Covid as their mobile numbers are not linked to bank accounts. (HT FILE PHOTO)

    53% applications for Covid compensation rejected in Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation limits

    With over 53% of the applications filed for compensation by the kin of Covid deceased rejected due to technical reasons, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation has appointed two officials to guide people in filing the application, resolve their issues and get the amount credited to their accounts. The KDMC has received 4,409 online applications for compensation. Out of these 1,687 have been approved, 2,370 rejected and 352 pending or sent back.

  • A 27-year-old man has been arrested for killing his 20-year-old roommate after a fight over who cleaned the room in Mahape village. (HT FILE PHOTO)

    Man arrested for killing roommate in Mahape village after fight over household chores

    The Turbhe MIDC police have arrested a 27-year-old man for stabbing his 20-year-old roommate after a fight over cleaning the room. The accused, identified as Manoj Pulvanath Medak, stabbed his friend, Debajit Dhandhiram Charoh, on the neck and killed him on Friday night. The accused and the victim were from Assam and stayed in a rented room in Mahape village. The duo worked as lab boys at a company in Mahape.

  • Less than one year after a gruesome gangrape of a 22-year-old Bangladeshi woman in Bengaluru, a city court has slapped seven of the 11 total convicted accused with life imprisonment sentences. 

    Bengaluru: 7 get life sentence for 21-year-old Bangladeshi woman's gang-rape

    A Bengaluru court on Friday found 11 people guilty of gang-raping a 22-year-old Bangladeshi woman in the city on May 27 last year. The accused included three women and were all given punishments ranging from nine months to life term imprisonment. The incident had occurred in Ramamurthynagar and made rounds on social media after videos of torture and rape were shared widely. All the accused are reportedly illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, May 21, 2022