Alka Lamba- The only Delhi politician openly protesting against CAA

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Alka Lamba, the ex MLA of Chandni Chowk assembly constituency, is one of the most outspoken politician in Delhi who has never refrained herself from giving her opinion on different issues of our country. Some of these issues are controversial and sensitive like the very recent issue of Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA).


The Controversial CAA

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) gives citizenship to specific persecuted minorities – Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from the neighboring countries, except for Muslims. This acts seems to be communal as only one particular community is excluded from this list.


Lakhs of People Protesting

From past one month lakhs of people are protesting in the entire nation including Delhi, which makes this one of the most controversial decision of the central government. But what’s concerning is that despite of such large scale protests, which has also led to violence in different parts of India including Delhi, the government of India is ignoring the opinion of the lakhs of people which is to withdraw such act.

Students beaten in anti CAA protest
Delhi Police beating Jamia Students during anti CAA protests

Delhi is witnessing a large scale protest against the act from December 4, 2019, where people have been protesting in different locations of Delhi including Mandi House, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jantar Mantar, Daryaganj and some parts of old Delhi.


Local Politicians Silent on Police Brutality

But what’s surprising is that most of the local politicians of Delhi are silent on the CAA as well as the use of violence by the Delhi police against students of Jamia which took place on December 15, 2019. Most of the politicians are silent because of the upcoming Delhi 2020 Assembly elections which will take place in the month of February. Leaders are afraid that their stand might effect their vote bank.


Alka Lamba continuously protesting from past 30 days

While most of the politicians are silent, the Congress leader Alka Lamba is participating in various protests across Delhi and also openly expressing her views on the social media against the CAA. Whether it’s Shaheen Bagh or Jama Masjid you can find her protesting and speaking against it.

Alka Lamba anti CAA protest
Alka Lamba speaking in an anti-CAA protest

Alka Lamba Wears Hijab

On the controversial statement of PM Narendra Modi about “identifying violent protesters by their clothes”, Alka Lamba wore hijab and asked PM Modi to ‘identify her by her clothes’.

PM Modi made a remark on the clothes people wear so I am here in this dress. Now, identify us by our clothes and tell who we are? 

Alka Lamba

Live from #JamaMasjid #Delhi6 #India #CAAProtest…. 🙏 🇮🇳

Posted by Alka Lamba on Friday, January 3, 2020

She was also seen participating at a protest on December 3, 2020 in Jama Masjid with a gathering of women who were protesting against the Citizenship act.


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