154 eminent citizens backs CAA, NPR & NRC; writes to Prez

154 eminent citizens backs CAA, NPR & NRC; writes to Prez

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New Delhi, Feb 17 : Backing CAA, NPR and NRC, 154 eminent citizens, including former judges, bureaucrats, armed forces officers and academicians, on Monday wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind asking the Centre to look into the prevailing protests in the country against the CAA with gravity and take strict action against those behind these protests.

The citizens, comprising of 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, said a "false and motivated" campaign is being started against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).''

"This (protests) has grave security implications and does not bode well for our motherland. "These protests, while ostensibly claiming to oppose the policies of the Government of India, are in effect designed to destroy the very fabric of this country and harm the nation's unity and integrity," they said in the letter. (UNI)