Anurag Kashyap who has been a vocal critic of the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) bill, has once again raised his concerns, this time targeting Prime Minister, Narendra Modi directly.
According to Times of India, the director recently took to Twitter in Hindi, demanding the PM to reveal his own birth certificate and that of his father before asking the citizens for their documents.
Debate within BJP about whether protestors should be shot dead “like dogs” or “buried alive”. PM Nodi should create consensus on the matter. pic.twitter.com/S50ows0jvk
— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) January 14, 2020
“Today CAA has been enforced. Tell Modi to first show his papers, his degree in ‘entire political science’ as well as his father’s and family’s birth certificate to the entire nation. Then ask for our papers.” he said.
In another tweet, Kashyap went onto call the government “dumb” for its actions while also comparing CAA to demonetization.
“This government can get into a dialogue if they know how to talk. They can not face a single question that’s not been vetted, they don’t have a plan, they haven’t put out a system. This is a dumb government,” said Kashyap boldly.
“There CAA is like demonetization. No plan. No vision. Just bullying.” concluded the director.
Kashyap’s struggle against CAA
Anurag’s struggle against the draconian law of CAA pushing Muslim minority to corner is long going. He has been vocal against it and its orchestrators and has received insults and even threats for his support towards Muslims.
Several BJP leaders even alleged that Kashyap is vehemently protesting against the CAA and NRC because BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government refused to bankroll his film projects like Mukkabaaz and Sand ki Ankh.
Why are chaps like Anurag Kashyap so upset with Modi and BJP?
In 2016, Akhilesh Yadav bankrolled his film Masaan to the extent of 2 crore rupees. But similar requests for Mukkabaaz and Sand ki Ankh have not been approved by the Yogi government.
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) January 11, 2020
India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of pursuing policies aimed at marginalizing the country’s 200 million Muslims, who constitute 14 percent of its 1.3 billion population.
Narendra Modi led Indian government passed CAA, a bill under which six minorities including Jain, Sikhs, Hindus, Christians, Parsis, and Buddhists from three neighboring countries Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh are eligible to get citizenship of India if they have lived for six years in the country.
These lists exclude Muslim immigrants who have entered the country the same way as other non-Muslims immigrants. This bill amends the citizenship acts of 1995. It is the first time that India has used religion as a legal basis for determining nationality.