CAA: Are Chidambaram and Amit Shah on the same track?

P Chidambaram has tweeted

P Chidambaram has tweeted in which he writes

 "The BJP-led government has a bigger and more dangerous agenda and that is why the NPR words approved by them as well as the context of the year 2010 It is very different and dangerous than NPR.''

BJP also released the video of P. Chidambaram in which he is talking about NPR while being Home Minister. On this, P Chidambaram has clarified from his side that in that video he was talking about calculating the common residents. His emphasis was on residency and not on citizenship.


Change happens with time


Those who criticize the current government say that this government will grow towards NRC only through the data of NPR.

In support of this, he says that general information was sought in the NPR that was brought during the UPA government, whereas this time things like information about the birthplace of parents have been asked.

On this, Pradeep Singh says that this is not a big argument, because with time, governments also change the information to update the data. They say that when the census process started, there were no mobile phones, but later the mobile phones started being used, then the numbers of people also started being asked. Therefore, to say that now new questions have been added, it is baseless.

But on the other hand Neerja Chaudhary says that the present government has created a situation of confusion on its own. She says, "The Prime Minister says in the rally that there was no discussion on NRC, while the Home Minister says in the House that NRC is coming all over the country." The Home Minister also explains its chronology. After this, NRP is said to be separate from NRC whereas in government documents it is said to be a step of NRC. This is the reason why all these issues are being seen together. ''

Naxalite on Maoist campaign

Apart from NPR, NRC and Citizenship Amendment Act, there are many other issues on which the working style of P Chidambaram and Amit Shah seems to be matching. Such as action on Maoist and Naxalite areas and dealings with human rights activists.

If P Chidambaram's Home Minister is remembered then Operation Green Hunt was conducted on a large scale in Naxalite areas at that time. The government said its aim was to stop the Naxalite attacks and connect them with the mainstream.

However, many such reports have come to the notice that during this operation, there were talk of targeting the common villagers as well. Famous writer Arundhati Roy wrote an article for Outlook magazine in 2009 in which she raises many sharp questions on Operation Green Hunt.

In that article, she writes how those who were killed during Operation Green Hunt can be identified that those killed were Maoists.

During this time, the discussion of the arrest of human rights activist Binayak Sen in Chhattisgarh was also discussed. However, when he was arrested, there was a BJP government in Chhattisgarh and the Chief Minister was Raman Singh. But there was only UPA government at the Center and P Chidambaram had the post of Home Minister.

Binayak Sen was accused of treason and was also sentenced to life imprisonment. During this time, questions were raised on the Chhattisgarh government as well as the central government on behalf of civil society as to why they kept silence in the case of Binayak Sen.

In a similar way, allegations are also leveled against the BJP government that in the Bhima Koregaon case in Maharashtra, they have tried to get many human rights activists into custody.

In August 2018, the Pune Police arrested Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bhardwaj, Varvara Rao, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonzalvis. All these people are well-known social and human rights activists.

When these arrests were made, P Chidambaram had tweeted that he condemned these arrests.

In response to this tweet, leftist leader Kavita Krishnan tweeted, "Are you now as a home minister on the arrests and murders of Binayak Sen, Soni Suri and many tribals in Bastar and your government's inaction We also apologize. If yes, then you should also say this. Such ideas are not right without accountability. ''

Demonstration is going on against BJP

If Amit Shah is taking forward the same decisions that Chidambaram had taken as Home Minister, then why this time so much opposition?

Pradeep Singh says, "Actually all this is happening in opposition to BJP." The opposition wanted an issue on which they could hit the streets, they could not create the same atmosphere on the issues of triple talaq and Article 370, but this time they feel that they will oppose these laws and surround the government.

Pradeep Singh says that when your party has been in government, then you do not have much opportunities to protest, so the Congress has no right to protest on all these laws and decisions.

Neerja Chaudhary believes that all these issues had come up during P Chidambaram's Home Minister, at that time in the media world, Chidambaram was called 'News Editor of Manny Channels' because he used to intervene in many news stories.

But in the midst of all these things, Neerja Chaudhary says that if there was no protest on these issues at that time, it should not be an argument even now. She says, "BJP was the main opposition party at that time. The question is also on them why they did not protest. And not only political parties or Muslim communities are involved in the protests this time, these include students of colleges and the youth who have made Narendra Modi the Prime Minister in the years 2014 and 2019.