Goa: GFP joins in protests against new Citizenship Act

Goa: GFP joins in protests against new Citizenship Act

Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) shout slogans during a demonstration against the government's Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Guwahati on November 4, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

NDA ally Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Friday joined in protests held in Margao city of Goa against the amended Citizenship Act.

GFP chief and former deputy chief minister Vijai Sardesai and members of the state executive committee of the party participated in the protests.

Sardesai said his party stood for communal harmony, inclusiveness and progressiveness, and a law which creates feeling of insecurity in any community is a bad law.

Did the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill mean "communal ammunition bill", he asked.

The amended Citizenship Act provides for grant of Indian citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have arrived in the country till December 31, 2014, and who faced religious persecution in their home countries.