The head of MNS, Raj Thackeray, warns about the appropriate response to the demonstrations against CAA and NRC | India News
In the afternoon, the MNS carried out a large march from Girgaum Chowpatty to Azad Maidan in southern Mumbai to demand the eviction of illegal Pakistani and Bangladeshi infiltrators from the country. The morcha culminated in Azad Maidan.
Addressing the meeting of thousands of MNS activists in the Maidan, Thackeray said: “From now on, a stone will be answered with a stone and a sword with a sword.”
The head of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena himself joined the “mahamorcha” (mega march) on foot from Hindu Gymkhana to Metro Junction, at a distance of approximately one km. His wife Sharmila and son Amit also participated in the program.
“Today, the anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests received an adequate response with this protest manifestation of the MNS. But let me warn you, the next time the morchas are answered with morchas. And if they continue with their drama, the stones will be answered with stones and swords with swords, “he said.
Thackeray also wondered “the opposition” of Muslims to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the NRC.
“I don’t understand why Muslims protest against the CAA and the NRC. Who is going to evict those who live in India since birth?” I ask.
“… Who (anti-CAA and anti-NRC protesters) are you trying to show your power and why?” he said.
Thackeray blamed the continued protests against the CAA and the NRC for the “lack of proper understanding” of the problems.
“The CAA grants citizenship to those Hindus who have faced religious atrocities in neighboring countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and emigrated to India),” he said.
“… Do you (illegal immigrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh) consider my county to be a ‘dharmashala’ (charity shelter)?” Thackeray questioned while speaking at the NRC.
He also wondered if the Union government promulgated the CAA as a “ploy to divert people’s attention from the bad financial situation prevailing in the country.”
Thackeray called on the central government to “give the police a free hand for 48 hours to evict the infiltrators from Mumbai.”