NEW DELHI: More than 1,000 academicians and intellectuals from various universities and reputed educational institutions across India on Saturday released a statement in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act . In the statement, they congratulated the Parliament for “standing up for forgotten minorities and upholding the civilisational ethos of India” and “providing a haven for those fleeing religious persecution”. They have also cautioned people against fear-mongering leading to violence and strongly supported the Modi government for the new Citizenship Act. They said they were issuing the statement in a personal capacity. “We believe that CAA is in perfect sync with the secular Constitution of India as it does not prevent any person of any religion from any country, seeking Indian citizenship,” said the statement.
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