Over 150 prominent citizens including former judges, bureaucrats, army officers and academicians wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind against anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters. They said that a “false and motivated” campaign is being launched against the law, the National Population Register (NPR) and NRC to harm the nation.
In a letter, they urged the centre to look into the ongoing protests with all seriousness, safeguard the nation’s democratic institutions and take stern action against people behind them. The signatories include 11 former judges of different high courts, 24 retired IAS officers, 11 former Indian Foreign Service officers, 16 retired IPS and 18 former Lieutenant Generals.
They said the campaign is being carried out in a coordinated manner leading to violent protests in which public and private property has been destroyed. The signatories said there has been a false and nefarious narrative about CAA, NPR and NRC and fear is being spread across the country.