CAA Protests – Sadhguru on Citizenship Amendment Act & NRC


The vehemence with which people are fighting,
I was wondering, did I miss something. I think in a very calibrated way somebody sent the message to the minorities,
that your citizenship is under threat, This lie did fly for the last one week. Now, it’s landed. Superscript: Sadhguru On
Citizenship Amendment Act & NRC Q: Namaskaram Sadhguru. Sadhguru, there is a lot of turmoil in the nation,
regarding CAA and NRC. I am confused and many of us do not even know
what to make out of it. Sadhguru: Where did you come from? Q: I am from Lucknow. Sadhguru: Oh! (Laughs) Q: And there’s so much going on. Sadhguru: Yeah I know Lucknow people are confused. (Laughter) Q: Sadhguru, I wanted to know your thoughts on this. Sadhguru: My thoughts? CAB became CAA, a bill became an act. Well, looking at last one week’s reactions on the street,
I even wondered, have I missed something really? Have I will missed some aspect of it? Because I have not read the act fully, I only know it from the newspapers and
whatever else is there in the… generally out there. Considering that many
explanations that are being put out… See, this was one land. Got divided about 72 years ago. Terrible things happened. Nearly 600 – 700,000 people got killed,
3 to 4 million people migrated from both sides, going through enormous suffering. And the country, at least one part, not India, the other two parts that happened, happened on religious basis. People divided the land on religious basis. Fortunately we chose to be a secular nation. But others chose to be, you know, religious Republics. But not everybody changed sides, because
people have been living there for millennia. Not everybody will leave their property,
their life, their everything and travel just because the nation, somebody drew a line. 72 years ago a whole lot of people did not
understand what this line meant, really. So quite substantial number of them stayed back,
there’s a lot of debate about percentages. I’m not an expert on this either. They said 23% stayed back in West Pakistan,
and nearly 30% stayed back in East Pakistan. That’s what people say. Because nobody has perfect numbers I believe but
it’s somewhere around that, it can’t be totally wrong. But then, 1971 war happened, and
East Pakistan became Bangladesh. Then widespread persecution
of the minorities happened. At that time nearly 18 to 19% of the people
left and came back to the Indian side. They got mixed up. There was no proper arrangement, they just
got mixed up with the local population. Some of them are still in refugee camps, unfortunately. That’s the situation in India. The situation on the other side is different, because
by law there is discrimination against the minorities. Here also people will claim there is discrimination,
but not by law. Individual people may always
discriminate against each other, which is there in every nation on some basis for race, religion, caste, creed, gender, all kinds of discriminations exist
unfortunately in most societies on the planet. We are not completely antiseptic to that,
we also have our share of discriminatory practices, but not by law. In the eyes of the law, all citizens of India
are just same. There is no two ways about it, social practices, not everything catches up with the Constitution. Everybody plays their own little game here and there,
for different reasons – political reasons, social reasons economic reasons,
you know, variety of things. But on the other side,
by law, there are discriminations, which… By law, women are seriously discriminated
on various levels. By law, almost all the minorities are discriminated. Just day before yesterday, a professor has
been given a death sentence for blasphemy, because he wrote something online,
which the religion does not like. Such things are not possible in this country. Okay? Socially there may be repercussions. That is there everywhere in the world, but not by law. I was in Baku in Azerbaijan. 164 Pakistani Hindus, were visiting Baku. Because Baku has a Fire Temple which is over
five to 6000 years old, with all Sanskrit inscriptions. Indian people have been travelling to this Fire Temple. It is… It is called the Agni Kashi. So those who want to do sadhana on fire
because of natural gas, naturally, on the land. There are points where fire is burning
or has been burning forever. So they built a nice temple around that and
this is a place where people go to do sadhana, largely to die, the last part of their life, they want to go there and spend for
thousands of years, they’ve been going there. So now, in India we’ve completely forgotten
about the Baku temple. The Fire Temple. But the Pakistani Hindus are still going there. So 164 of them came. Well, on that day I had to take 164 photographs
with each one of them. And then families, and then friends and groups
and totally 200 pictures in one evening. Then one of them, a young man maybe around 30,
maybe 32-33 years of age came to me crying bitterly. And he said he was married for two and a half years. One day, 10-12 people came, thrashed him,
picked up his wife, and went away. And that evening, they got her married to
another man of another religion. And that evening she’s with him. Two and a half years, he was married to her. They’re close together. Now, forcefully they take her. And he cannot… police won’t take complaint,
he cannot go to court, because Hindu marriage is not legal in Pakistan. Can you beat it? I was just surprised that there is such a law. I have not made a study of it, I must check this out,
somebody must check this out properly. But I inquired, and a few other people confirmed it is so. I’m not hundred percent on this but this man’s plight
is real, that they pick up his wife. Take her away. That evening, they get her married to somebody else,
and she’s supposed to live with him that evening. Because his marriage is not valid because
he’s gone through a Hindu ritual. He has not gone through the rituals that the
other religions are propagating. So his marriage is not valid. So people have been going through
these kind of things so a trickle of people, slowly when they get overly frustrated they can’t live there. They’ve been coming for last few decades. In my opinion, CAA is too little compassion
coming too late. (Applause) Because the atrocities that they’ve gone through… There are statistics saying that this many
hundred temples now there are only this many because systematically, it has all been demolished
so that there is no place places or prayer or worship for other religions, this is happening
for all religions, not for any one specific religion, because the fundamental belief is
that the nation belongs to one religion. That is not the case with India fortunately. Here, everybody can practice whatever,
propagate whatever. Everything is there. So, CAA is not bringing any new people. See, we are populated all right, even here. We are well populated. So we don’t need millions of people coming from
another country, no matter what is the situation there, we can’t go on taking people. So some cutoff date was fixed. As per some accord, 1972 or 71 something was fixed,
because that is the time when huge influx happened. A genocide which killed 3 million people. 3 million Hindus were killed,
just before Bangladesh got liberated. So at that time a massive influx of people happened. So local people started protesting because
their culture is being overrun by refugees, the refugee population is bigger than the local population in Assam so
they have always been protesting. You know the whole Assam movement in 70s. So there they made a accord that we will identify all the foreigners and send them back
or do something, redistribute them, whatever. That never happened. Because people who made that accord.
They only signed the paper. They did not act. So now the cutoff date is 2014. Those who have come before that, that means
they’ve been living in this country for 10-20 years without a driving licence, without a passport, without a ration card, without another card,
without any kind of identity, like animals. There’s no human identity in this country. Because of this controversy –
should we accept them or not accept them?. Now you make up your mind and say,
till 2014 whoever has come. We will accept them. But looking at the reaction in the country, it amazes me. Are we… Are we this hard hearted that somehow for whatever reasons, but this bill
is only focused on religious persecution. You may have some other trouble, and
you want to come here, that’s not allowed. You’re looking for economic opportunities,
you cannot come. If you want to come, there is a separate channel
for that, anybody can apply for Indian citizenship and go through the normal process of law. Like in any other nation, even in India,
you can apply for Indian citizenship, go through the normal process
irrespective of your religion. You can come into India. This is a block acceptance of citizenship. This is for those people who have been living here, 19, I mean 2014 means they’ve been here
for at least over seven years. Most of them over 15-20 years. Well, looking at the reaction on the street,
the vehemence with which people are fighting, I was wondering, did I miss something. Am I not getting something here? But since. In the last 24 hours I looked up a few things.
This is all it is. And everybody knows that’s all it is. Now slowly everybody is
changing their stance and saying “no no we are reacting because of police atrocity.” Nobody… See one thing is it looks like the government
was caught napping because they didn’t expect such a
big reaction for such a simple issue. So they didn’t put up enough police on the streets. So police got really thrashed
badly in most places, brutally. So, when a few thousand people
corner 25 policemen and thrash them, naturally when the bigger force comes,
they are going to do some things. I’m not trying to justify anything. This is the reality that we have seen
in the last eight days. And now everybody’s changing their stance and saying “no no it’s not that we never said
it’s religious discrimination. It is just police should not enter the university.” But university students can behave like what..
quarry workers, and from inside the university they’re throwing stones at everybody and police
should not go and stop them. When they go, well if she’s throwing stones
and she is not both will get beaten unfortunately because she was standing, sitting next to
her. This is the way it works in the crowd. Will they go out and point out “only she
was throwing others were not throwing” it doesn’t work like that. All of them were sitting together everybody
gets beaten. But I think they didn’t use their firepower. That is a lot of restraint, otherwise people
would have died in big numbers. Lucknow where you come from. There are 56 policemen who have bullet injuries. Where did the bullets come from? Lucknowi people. What are you up to.? Police have bullet injuries. what does it say unfortunately? So this is a dangerous game, people are playing
I think there is a certain desperation among certain people who misinformed illiterate
masses of religious groups who went while thinking that the local Indian Muslims will
lose their citizenship. That’s what they conveyed. They sent out a message saying they are discriminating
and all of you will lose your citizenship and they will throw you out. Well such a mischief should not have worked
on the scale that it worked. It should not have. It’s unfortunate. Still, in today’s day and age where you can
just open up your phone and read the act. What does it say, what does the CAA say, any
student can read it, but all of them are coming and behaving me.. like illiterate people they’re
studying in premier universities and how come they can’t read the damn act? It’s really sad that such a thing can happen
that nobody reads that everybody goes where the rumours that are going on. WhatsApp is their source of knowledge. Okay. I hope they’re not doing any PhD on WhatsApp. That’s really terrible that public property
is burned and destroyed, ordinary people’s scooters and cars and shops, being absolutely
vandalized like this, for what? Because once the crowds go into a frenzy state. Nobody knows why they’re doing what they’re
doing, everybody’s doing something. I think in a very calibrated way somebody
sent the message to the minorities, that your citizenship is under threat, which is an absolute
lie. Unfortunately, it did fly. This lie did fly for the last one week. Now, it’s landed. Now people know it’s not so. They’re trying to find different reasons why
we did what we did. It’s very unfortunate. You also want the NRC? You’re determined to get me into trouble. See there is an NRC in every nation. It may not be done in this format. What NRC means is every citizen must be registered. All those who are living in this country must
be registered. When we are trying to in coimbatore city,
there was an attempt to register all the dogs which have some ownership. I’m saying, the idea is we must know how many
dogs. Otherwise we don’t know what will happen,
because some children were killed by packs of dogs, you know, lose dogs, stray dogs out
there attacking schoolchildren and eating them up, killed. So then somebody suggested, all those who
have some ownership they must have a tag, and they must be registered – their birth
and death must be registered. When we are thinking on these lines we want
even dogs to be registered, is it not important how many human beings are there in this country? Where did they come from, were they born here,
did they come from outside what is their antecedents. Is it not important for a nation to know this
if you want to conduct this nation properly? But some people think that is also discriminatory. This is for everybody, all of us, you and
me will have to register. Now they are giving you various options you
produce your birth certificate. People say we don’t have. You show the school for footprint, no I never
went to school, you show the ration card. No, I don’t have it. So the aadhar card, I don’t have it. Show the election registration card. I don’t have it, then Who the hell are you. And if you don’t have any of these things. They’re saying produce three witnesses who
know you for a period of time. No, I don’t have witnesses. Who are you? It is just probably, I think, in some way,
for whatever reasons, I think the government has failed to communicate this properly. Otherwise, personally I don’t see one issue
on these things. But I think communication wise, the way it
is communicated. Unfortunately, certain number of people are
perceiving it as a threat to them. That must definitely change. If anybody is issuing a threat. Through these two most essential… One is, have some compassion coming very late
in my opinion, it should have happened much before. Another is an absolute necessity for a nation
to register every citizen who lives in this country. See, there are so many foreigners here we
don’t know who they are. Yes, we should know where they come from and
why they have come. Isn’t it in any nation. That’s a fact. So such a simple thing, I think, was lack
of proper communication, and people took advantage of it and made sure it was miscommunicated
and illiterate youth in the universities went wild.

100 thoughts on “CAA Protests – Sadhguru on Citizenship Amendment Act & NRC

  1. Time to share this at large, for at least those who read only whattsapp rather than studying the right way, at right place.

  2. Congress and Communists will go on guilt trip post 2024 elections for this fear-fanning exercise.. It is as weak idea as Rafael exercise.. RaGa and Co. should course correct their trajectory if they want to be part of new India. Else, they will become irrelevant.. Or did they become one already?..

  3. Sadguru said that he didn't read the act but understand this from communication and after some time sadguru said that how people can act like dis first dey need to learn the act first and den need to react dis is contradictory statement…..otherwise he was so good to deliver his message well….

  4. Reading the word and reading the intent – two different things,a statute is not mere language lines but need interpretation

  5. well said by Shadguru ….so should come forward and support by heart to make more and more strengthen own country as wel ruling government of PM Modi and his active team…

  6. Sir you are missing Integrity & Spine. Keep crawling before Modi to support injustice, and people of India & Dharma will reward you for ku-karma.

  7. Watched first video of sadguru ,
    Can't even imagine that he is talking in English so frequently !

    Much better that our old uneducated BABAJIS !

  8. How to like this video more than once..He somehow imbibes stern points of any topic in ourselves so strong that we do not understand why such a simple thing is been so strongly opposed.
    I stand up with government on this noble action of theirs, as it doesn't impose any threat to any other being as it is been projected as.
    I hope more people see this video to give them some knowledge about what they are fighting insensibly for.🤙

  9. I am shocked to see Sadguru using such a term as illiterate for University students. He is sad to see police with injuries but he said nothing about student injuries. I think he got paid to make a cleverly biased video. Anyway he has some court cases going in so it is better for him to speak in full favour of government. He should have atleast little courage to speak truth but vey sad to hear this scripting

  10. The single statement by Sadhguru – CAA is too little compassion coming too late! " ❤ Hats off to Sadhguru! It is the soul of whole interview.

  11. He isn't always correct.
    He then advocated in support of ban on entry of women in sabrimala temple. A traditionalist right-winger in left-winger clothing.

  12. Really it's dangerous to explain people because after such a clear explanation 10 %of likes are dislikes Damm God that they believe

  13. Usually sadhguru doesn't make conclusions in his speaches. He explains the pros and cons and leave the conclusion for listeners to be made. But this time it is not so. So this appears to be scripted. He intentionally forgot the ommision of muslims who are also facing attrocities in pak and bangladesh ( like shiya, ahmediya, atheists..etc). Don't they deserve compassion? Police vandalizing the public properties. Regarding NRC, NM and AS are saying two versions. The lies you seen flying are their. Also documents that sadguru mentioned in this video are not enough to prove ones citizenship. Here nobody questions the compassion and registration part. But intentions of a non secular government who believes muslims have no place in our country, is questioned. I will conclude in the way of sadguru's logic. "Knifes are very much needed for us, but same knife in the hand of a child/ mentally retarded person is unsafe for everyone". During note ban we supported modi with full heart, but no result. So this time we are skeptical. Hope you understand. (Usually i don't comment, but since i admire sadguru for his wisdom, i did).

  14. He doesn't seems to know the the real agenda behind CAA+NRC or he is pretending. He is talking about other places where people being percecuted, but he is purposely being silent on the fact we are getting there. He is misguiding people on CAA+NRC. It is not CAA alone, itis CAa+nrc

  15. Amidst chaos i have heard something sensible and logical on issue of cab and the fear proliferated in mind of people through lies.

  16. very sad to hear such a discriminating state from a gentleman who is supposed to be advising to practice wisdom.. very very sad.

  17. sadhguru , lot of respect for you .But ask your soul did you put all the aspects here ? or should i think you as a victim of watching only one news channel and reading only one news paper like my father

  18. This made my inner turmoil calm down, seeing my country people so agitated made me feel similar way, that did I miss something? Thank you 🙏

  19. I don't get it, why some people thinks they are only educated and other's are illetrate..!🤔
    “The number of followers you have doesn't make you important''🙄

  20. Sadhguru has made it clear he has not read the act fully. He also agrees there is discrimination socially and it's the same around every other country. No one says do not grant citizenship to our brethren minorities from Islamic countries. We are for them always.

  21. Namaskaram!

    Sadhguru teaches us to be conscious and pay absolute attention. I request everyone to go through facts by themselves instead of following someone else's opinions. Here are some videos I found which explains some facts:

    Small Video:
    Kannan Gopinathan:
    @
    @(Hindi)

    Medium Video:
    Yogendra Yadav: @

    Detailed Video:
    Prof. Faizan Mustafa: @

    PS: I respect Sadhguru and his views is also one side of the coin.

  22. How this so called “holy man” support a fascist government? These are the kind of people that give a bad name to Hinduism.

  23. " Iliterate youth in universities went wild ."
    Students of Harvard , Stanford , Oxford and Yale are opposing this bill.

    So according to Sadhguru ji logic they are also illiterates .

  24. If Amar , Akbar and Anthony dont have documents to show then Amar and Antony can come back through CAA but not Akbar .where will Akbar go ??

  25. Absolutely… amazing and correct VIEW…
    I hope LIBRANDOOO AND CONGRESS.. WILL DEFINITELY..REACT VERY NEGATIVELY……
    AS A COMMON INDIAN….I SUPPORT CAA,NRC….

  26. Just so many flaws in this argument. Even I like many of his videos but this does not mean that he will be right all the time. Looking at the comment section here it feels as if people want to believe that CAA is not discriminatory just needs someone to validate their emotions about CAA. We need to remove this culture that either a man is right all the time or he is wrong all the time. What he is saying really flawed on so many levels but still people will not question his argument.

  27. Can anybody pls tell me where it is written that "produce 3 witnesses" as said by Sadguru in 19:50.

    Also, one correction Aadhar is not a proof of citizenship.
    It is clearly written on the electronic copy.

    No offense intended. Just want to know for my knowledge.

    Love you Sadguru ♥️

  28. For those who are interested. The political dynamics in Hong Kong in the last six months are exactly the same as these in India. Government tries to make a perfectly harmless, rational and sensible amendment to an existing law. Instigators and the opposition twist it into something sinister. Riots follow. In Hong Kong's case, foreign backing is even clearly visible and proven.

  29. Today everyone is authorized to say anything about everything, everyone sees himself as expert on every issue. The problem is with people asking questions to wrong people. This man should know his limits and be within the bounds. He also knows what all documents are required in nrc which even the govt hasn't announced.

  30. And what about Home minister saying that NRC will happen countrywide, and if in that NRC if non muslims are out they can get the citizenship but not the muslims.

  31. Most of these millennials and Gen Z students that are protesting have no living family members that lived through Partition. They don’t understand how hastily unplanned of a mess that was. The CAA is to rectify wrongs done to victims of Partition and their descendants. Surely, it is too little compassion coming too late. But better late than never.

  32. We all want peace ful nation. We all support NRC, CAA, NPR as well.
    Congress is responsible for this misinformation. And these so called education youth of universities.
    At least they should read the Act.
    Thay are just want violence not peace.
    We are part of indian culture.
    Jay hind.
    Nation First.

  33. Till now there are 30 K likes and 3.6 K dislikes. It is good to see that so many dislikers are also watching Sadhguru videos.
    Some of these dislikers have used derogatory comments , which is not good. May they have good sense next time.🙏

  34. Amit shah said NRC Will happen countrywide that made everyone panic not the illiteracy or confusion about the law. So don't be an expert on everything if you don't know .

  35. Problem with these protests is that it isn't so much about secularism but more about islamofascists trying to spew their hatred for one community. If they stood up for secularism I would have openly supported them.

  36. Even the UN has stated the CAA in india is perfectly discriminatory..
    Still tje gurus of foolishness still prove his first confess of unawareness of the act and not read the law
    Shame on sadguru to show such a blunder attitude
    DISCRIMINATOR GURU

  37. 👼👼👼 love you sadhgur. Blessed I saw you in my life and listening your speech. Unfortunately I didn't get any answers from elder generation for my questions and doubts but you answer soooooo… to the point in any question asked.😍😍😍😍😍

  38. My View No one Opposing CAA NCR – if presented in good way Sir. Everyone wants Humanity to be Alive. Why 2014 – oh I see thats wehn govenrment formed – This is not new thing sir another governemnt was aslo was in Support of CAA NRC – and so do community – but they were doing propagnada or advertise like – its happening now

  39. 16:16 its unfortunate to react with out reading the act.
    1:25 I have not read it myself.

    How come this old man can speak about an act he has not even read? He is contradicting himself and deceiving others as well.

  40. Sad Guru Sir – u took how many Pic – open challenge I will forward more pics – of Indian or so Hindus Brothers and family sleeping on road – first take care of them SIR

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