Topic: E. T. Mohammed Basheer
Paying a tearful tribute to “the martyrs of the struggle against National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), on its third anniversary, students of Jawaharlal Nehru University recollected the days of violent assault on citizenship protests across India.
The Supreme Court order upholding reservations for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) is a deeply disappointing decision, said Indian Union Muslim League MP and party general secretary E.T Muhammed Basheer.
On Monday, Indian Union Muslim League's MP from Ponnani, ET Mohammed Basheer has raised the issue of forced eviction of Assam Muslims, Tripura anti-Muslim violence, Gurgaon Namaz row, and attacks against Christians in the country.
The Centre's move to verify and approve citizenship applications from members of non-Muslim communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living in five Indian states is illegal and a misguided move to enforce the CAA 2019, the Indian Union Muslim League alleged Monday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently sowing poisonous seeds in Lakshadweep, where more than 99 percent Muslims live, alleged Indian Union Muslim League national general secretary and Lok Sabha MP ET Mohammed Basheer.
E T Mohammed Basheer is a prominent Muslim parliamentarian in India known for his timely interventions. Recently he spoke against the triple Talaq bill and voted against the reservation for upper-castes in the parliament. Here, he speaks to Twayyib Rajab. Edited excerpts: