File photo of PM Narendra Modi

“Those involved in damaging public properties should ask themselves if they were right,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi referring to the damage caused during the anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh.

“Weren’t the properties damaged belonged to their children too?” the PM asked while addressing a programme in Lucknow, organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“I will want to remind these people that rights and duties go hand-in-hand,” he added.

Earlier, paying tributes to the Vajpayee, PM Modi tweeted, “Rich tributes to former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee who continues to live in the memories of the countrymen.”

He also unveiled a statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Lok Bhawan in Lucknow, apart from laying the foundation stone for the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University there.

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has been the most violent in Uttar Pradesh where over 15 people were killed, apart from 263 police personnel being seriously injured.

Protesters also vanadalised publick properties worth of lakh.

Protest against CAA epicentred in Assam where so far 5 people have been martyred.

The amended citizenship act grants citizenship to six non-Muslim minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan who persecuted on religious grounds and migrated to India till March 31, 2014.


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