Lucknow: Condemning the violent protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the protesters to introspect if their actions have been ‘good or not’.
“People who damaged public property and were involved in violence in the name of protest in UP should introspect if what they did was right,” PM Modi said during his address at the foundation laying ceremony of Atal Bihari Medical University in Lucknow.
“Issues of Article 370 and Ram Temple have been resolved peacefully. The way to give citizenship to refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan has been cleared. 130 crore Indians have found a solution to such challenges with confidence,” he added.
PM Modi further urged people to respect law and order and hailed the Uttar Pradesh police for doing a ‘good job’.
“To get a safe environment is our right, and it is our duty to respect the law-and-order machinery that is responsible for our security. I want to tell every resident of Uttar Pradesh that after Independence, we only insisted on our rights. But the time has come to also put emphasis on our duties,” he added.