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Published On: Sat, Feb 1st, 2020

Narendra Modi govt is ready to Talk to Shaheen Bagh Protesters on CAA: Union Minister

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SHAHEENBAGHPROTESTSNEW DELHI : After more than 45 days of protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Shaheen Bagh, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said the Central government is ready to talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters.
In a tweet on Saturday Prasad said: “Government is ready to talk to protesters of Shaheen Bagh but then it should be in a structured form and the Narendra Modi government is ready to communicate with them and clear all their doubts they have against CAA.”

Taking to Twitter, the Union Law Minister said: “Government is ready to talk to protesters of Shaheen Bagh but then it should be in a structured form and the Narendra Modi government is ready to communicate with them and clear all their doubts they have against CAA.”
Shaheen Bagh, which comes under Okhla constituency, has become the epicentre of protests against the CAA and proposed NRC in the national capital.
The Aam Aadmi Party had on Friday alleged that the BJP is planning a “big disturbance” on February 2 in Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia. The “nonsensical” charge was, however, dismissed by Delhi BJP’s media in-charge for polls Ashok Goyal.

The Shaheen Bagh protestors have been staging a sit-in since the last 40 days to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
“Government is ready to talk to protestors of Shaheen Bagh but then it should be in a structured form and the Narendra Modi govt is ready to communicate with them and clear all their doubts they have against CAA,” he wrote on Twitter.
Mr Prasad also shared a link of a TV debate in which he had participated. In the debate, a person associated with the protest asked the minister why the central government was not trying to communicate with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.

Mr Prasad said it was a “good thing” that people were protesting for days but some people were heard saying on television that there would not be dialogue until the CAA was rolled back. “If you want a government representative to talk, then there should be a structured request from Shaheen Bagh which says all the people there want to talk on the subject,” Mr Prasad said. He made it clear that Shaheen Bagh was not the place to hold talks. “What if someone goes there and is mistreated,” he said.

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