Khoj Khabar with Deepak Chaursia. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
Khoj Khabar: For more than two now, hundreds of protestors, mainly women, have occupied the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch to voice their opposition against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Expressing concern at "viral videos" of children participating in protests against the CAA, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has already asked authorities to identify and arrange counselling for them.
The child rights body has urged the authority to issue necessary directions to the local administration and the police to identify children, shown in the viral videos, and "arrange a counselling session for them and their parents, if deemed fit".
On Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused opposition parties of inciting communal riots over the CAA by spreading "misinformation" that Muslims will lose their citizenship because of the new law.
Tonight on Khoj Khabar with Deepak Chaursia, we will ask why children are being used as pawns in the name of anti-CAA protests?
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"Neither the CAA nor the NRC will be withdrawn. In fact, two-child law will soon," says Sadhvi Prachi, Hindu spiritual leader.
"I was shocked to see the boy chanting 'Modi murdabad' at the rally," says Amber Zaidi, social activist.
"Deepak ji, did you read the Constitution? There's nothing wrong in demanding azadi," says Ritu Choudhary, poltical anaylist, when asked why an eight-year-old boy was allowed to abuse PM Narendra Modi at Kanhaiya Kumar's rally.
"Kapil Mishra, Kapil Mishra and Kapil Mishra, enough of it. I challenge if they find any weapon or explosives from Kapil Mishra's house. The AAP will be exposed itself," says Sadhvi Prachi, Hindu spirtual leader.
"I didn't say the current will reach Shaheen Bagh. I have no connection with Sharjeel Imam apart from our religion," says Ifra Jan, Islamic scholar.
"It's police responsbility to arrest Tahir Hussain," says Ghanendra Bhardwaj, AAP spokesperson, when asked if it wasn't the AAP's responsibility to arrest the AAP leader.
"This is the problem with the AAP. Whenever we raise question, it tries to digress from the main issue," says Amber Zaidi, social activist.
"Why are you asking only about Tahir Hussain? Arrest Kapil Mishra as well," says Ghanendra Bhardwaj, AAP spokesperson.
"From the beginning, we have been saying no matter which party he or she belongs to, if anyone is found guilty, publish them hard," Ghanendra Bhardwaj, AAP spokesperson, on asked about suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain's whereabout.
"Whatever has happened, we need to ask whether was it only about the CAA?" says Anila Singh, BJP spokeperson.
"It's not only about Shaheen Bagh, it's not only about CAA. There's a larger conspiracy," says Anila Singh, BJP spokeperson.