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Removal of Shaheen Bagh protesters in everybody's interest: BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Welcoming the removal of anti-CAA protesters from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, BJP's national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday said dispersal of the agitators from the site was in the best interest of everyone in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

People protesting against the citizenship law at Shaheen Bagh and other places were removed by the Delhi Police on Tuesday morning amid the coronavirus lockdown in the national capital.

The agitators, mostly women, had been on a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh for over three months to protest against amended Citizenship Act.

Terming it a protest on a "baseless" issue, the BJP leader said, "The CAA doesn't take anybody's citizenship. It is about giving citizenship to minorities who are facing persecution in the neighbouring countries. It does not take away the citizenship of any Indian."

Similarly, people have been misinformed about the national population register (NPR) from the start, he said.

In these grave times, the mankind needs to stand together and survive the corona pandemic rather than protesting on "baseless" issues, Hussain added.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 18:36 IST