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February 23, 2020
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India news The anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh have been going on since 40 days in south Delhi. (File)New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the government is ready to talk to the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to clear their doubts over the amended Citizenship law, but it should be in a “structured form”.The Shaheen Bagh protestors have been staging a sit-in since the last 40 days to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).”Government is ready to talk to protestors of Shaheen Bagh but then it should be in a structured form and the Narendra Modi govt is ready to communicate with them and clear all their doubts they have against CAA,” he wrote on Twitter.Mr Prasad also shared a link of a TV debate in which he had participated. In the debate, a person associated with the protest asked the minister why the central government was not trying to communicate with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.Mr Prasad said it was a “good thing” that people were protesting for days but some people were heard saying on television that there would not be dialogue until the CAA was rolled back.”If you want a government representative to talk, then there should be a structured request from Shaheen Bagh which says all the people there want to talk on the subject,” Mr Prasad said.He made it clear that Shaheen Bagh was not the place to hold talks. “What if someone goes there and is mistreated,” he said.
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