TDN World Desk: Amid protests across the country over the contentious Citizenship Act the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) demanded that either the government repeal the law or bring the Muslims under the law.

Through a presser, Rabey Hasani Nadwi, the AIMPLB chief said that the law is detrimental for the secular fabric of the country.

“Keeping meeping Muslims out of its ambit amounts to damaging the secular nature of India. It is also adversely affecting the respect that our country enjoys across the world,” Mr Nadwi said.

He also urged people not to refrain from violence while protesting against the controversial law.

“Our democracy gives everyone the right to protest, but people should refrain from acting in a violent or aggressive manner,” Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadwi who also is the rector of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema, was quoted by Financial Express as saying.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act passed in the Rajya Sabha on Dec. 12. Under this new law minorities from the Muslim dominated Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan who entered the country before or on December 31, 2014 will get Indian citizenship. Even if they enter illegally. But the Muslims were not included in the law.