5 Myths Busted By The Ongoing Protests Regarding CAA and NRC

5 Myths Busted By The Ongoing Protests Regarding CAA and NRC

The citizenship amendment act (CAA) was passed on 12th December 2019 and is hitting the headlines day by day. From Assam and Tripura to Delhi and Kerala, several protests are going on and people from various religions are coming together to protest on roads.  Be it women, men, children or even people from other communities, everyone is raising their voice against this and are sharing their opinions and voices against these concerned issues.

The ongoing protests in the country have busted some myths and we have listed some of them. To know about them, read the following content:

1. Protests are lead by a specific group:

The ongoing protests have busted this myth as the protests that are going on are not lead by any specific community/political party or any particular group as a matter of fact. Instead, people from almost all religions, various political parties, different age groups and people from various communities are participating in the same. Nobody knows the number of protests going on in the country but indeed there are many. They are going on in various cities and towns and even in residential colonies as well. They are happening in graduation ceremonies, wedding ceremonies and what not.


2. The youth of India is only concerned with their future:

Despite many examples that are in the front of our eyes (be it independence struggle or the Naxalbari movement) students have come forward and have shown their participation in these struggles, many insist that youth and students of India are only concerned with their career. This is not true. Not only they are participating in the protests but in some places, they are leading the same too.


3. Indian society is so apart from that they won’t stand up for each other:

Various tactics have been employed by some political parties to make a rift between various communal groups, particularly between Hindus and Muslims. But wait. It is not so easy. There are many instances where we see various communal groups coming together and helping each other. From Hindus forming a safety ring around a Muslim wedding to a church choir reacting to Modi’s barb regarding identifying protesters with their clothes, this movement is indeed inspiring.


4. The Indian middle class fully supports Modi ji:

It is a cliché statement that a middle-class family supports Modi Ji and is apathetic when it comes to politics. They are sometimes believed to be Modi’s devotees. But this myth has clearly been busted. Middle-class Indians are participating in a large amount in the protests going on in the country.


5. Political protests are generally boring:

When an ordinary apolitical person thinks about the protests they usually think of the large spheres with a lot of people from a specific community, monotonous sloganeering etc. But if you observe these protests they are completely contrasting this whole preconceived notion.  People are using various methods to let the government know their opinions.

Ishita Kapoor

Ishita Kapoor