Swara Bhaskar flays CAA, says Modi govt “betrayed” Constitution

Swara Bhaskar flays CAA, says Modi govt “betrayed” Constitution
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Actor Swara Bhaskar on Sunday questioned the Central government on the need and justification for the Citizenship Amendment Act if Adnan Sami, the singer of Pakistani origin, could be offered Indian citizenship and Padma Shri award under the prevailing provisions.

Padma Shri to Adnan Sami

“A legal process of granting citizenship to refugees and capturing infiltrators is already in place in this country. You (the government) have granted Indian citizenship to Adnan Sami and now selected him for Padma Shri through the prevailing process,” she said at a rally here.

Swara who was in town to address ”Save the Constitution, Save the Country” rally, said: “On the one hand you abuse us (anti-CAA protesters), cane-charge us, slap us, hurl teargas shells at us and on the other hand you award Padma Shri to a Pakistani. This government calls us members of ”tukde-tukde” gang and anti-nationals for just sustaining the existing provisions for citizenship instead of imposing new discriminatory laws.”