Mahesh Bhatt joins CAA protest and pledged to not support the execution of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Sunday took a pledge not to support the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
He, along with Congress leader Sanjay Jha joined a protest meet in Mumbai. A video is doing the rounds on the Internet in which Bhatt is seen taking the pledge, perhaps a few days back.
"We believe Citizenship Amendment Bill is discriminatory and it violates the constitutional values. We don't accept this bill and if it becomes a law we shall boycott its execution. We pledge not to submit any documents if asked to prove our citizenship," he has said in the video.
After attending the press meet, Bhatt on Sunday tweeted: We the people of India , having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC.(At Ambedkar's abode. After reading the Preamble of our Constitution) (sic)."
Several parts of India have been witnessing violent protests ever since the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in Lok Sabha last week. The situation further escalated after the bill was cleared in Rajya Sabha.