Muslims Urge Odisha CM Naveen Not To Implement CAB

Bhubaneswar: Members of Chauda Mahala Muslim Jamat from Bhadrak today met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik citing their concerns over the safety of their community after the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019. The members urged the CM not to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State.

“Amid growing concerns over the matter, we wanted to meet the CM. We expressed our concerns over CAB and NRC. CM has assured to safeguard the interests and protect the community. He has assured that no Muslim in the State needs to fear,” said a member of the Chauda Mahala Muslim Jamat.

“The CM has assured that there is nothing to fear about the CAB. He has further clarified that, CAB and NRC are different and no one should be worried about their safety in Odisha,” said another member.

“We were here to express our concerns over the introduced bills. How can a poor without any documents and property prove their citizenship. Now after getting assurance from our CM, we feel relaxed,” another Chauda Mahala Muslim Jamat member said.