Anti-CAA protesters in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium

New Delhi: Around 80 Muslim leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) resigned from the primary membership of the party in protest over the Citizenship Amendment Act on Friday.

The development comes weeks after the state unit’s minority cell secretary, Akram Khan, reportedly quit from his post over the amended act and proposed nationwide National Register of Citizen (NRC).

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According to reports, one of the leaders, Rajik Qureshi Farshiwala, said that around 80 Muslin party men have resigned from the BJP’s primary membership after writing to the newly appointed national president, JP Nadda, on January 22.

These leaders, who dubbed the CAA “a divisive provision made on religious grounds”, include several office-bearers of the BJP’s minority cell, he said.

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