C.T. Ravi.. Image Source: IANS News

Bengaluru, Feb 26 : Karnataka Culture Minister C.T. Ravi here on Wednesday said the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests were a conspiracy not a movement.

"A lot of Bangladeshi immigrants are working in the coffee estates of the state. Ensuring enumeration of all such people will help in identifying such labourers who can be then issued work visas," said Ravi. No Indian citizen should fear the CAA, he added.

Anti-CAA protests were being conspired to create divisions in the country and accused the Congress of trying to take political advantage of the prevailing situation, he added. "It's a ploy to destabilise the Narendra Modi-led government," Ravi observed.

He said the Supreme Court was aware of all the issues while executing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and had directed that errors be rectified.

Ravi said the Delhi riots during US President Donald Trump's visit was aimed at attracting international attention.

Noting that the CAA had led to calls for equality across the country, Ravi said it was high-time the uniform civil code (UCC) be implemented. "We (BJP) have been talking about the UCC for a long time. It was in the poll manifesto for the general elections in 2014 and 2019 as well," Ravi recalled.

The UCC aims to replace scriptures and religious customs-based personal laws with one set of common laws for all citizens, which affect matters of marriage, divorce, inheritance and others.

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