Goel also praised the Delhi police for containing the threat to security due to the protest at Shaheen Bagh.
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha member and former Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel, on Wednesday, termed the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shaheen Bagh a “threat to security” and said it was being held by “misled” people.
The protest against the CAA at Shaheen Bagh in Southeast Delhi has been going on for over a month. The protest began immediately after violent anti-CAA protest in Jamia Nagar on December 15 last year.
Mr Goel also praised the Delhi police for containing the threat to security due to the protest at Shaheen Bagh.
“What is happening in Shaheen Bagh is a very big threat to security. Who are they to tell whether an ambulance or a bus will pass through the road or not?” said Mr Goel at a press conference. The traffic linking Badarpur, Kalindi Kunj, and other areas in Southeast Delhi to Noida has been affected due to the protest at Shaheen Bagh.
“The way they are mocking law and order, blocking the road, and preventing people from going to office and children to schools for so many days, it’s a threat to security,” Mr Goel added.
He pointed out that businesses worth crores of rupees and normal life in the area was affected due to road block, which has also caused problems to office-goers and schoolchildren.
“The silent majority is watching all this. Do not think that if people are not saying anything, they are supporting them (protesters),” said the former Delhi BJP president.
He alleged that protesters were misled and were not trying to read the CAA.
“They are being misguided and misled. They are not trying to read the act and even those who have read it are defining it in an incorrect manner. I do not have any idea how the CAA is going to affect anyone’s citizenship in the country?” he said.
Mr Goel announced that he will go to the people to give them the real picture of CAA and also tell them about the abrogation of Article 370, triple talaq, and issues related to the Ram temple.