The ‘CAA’ movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act is in the throes of a recent gold rush in Kerala.
According to the Union Home Ministry, the country’s ‘CAA’ movement, which lasted from December last year to February this year, was driven by smuggling of gold from Gulf countries to Kerala through diplomatic channels. NIA, who is in charge of investigating the 30-kg gold scam involving about Rs 15 crore in Kerala, has recently received a number of information in this regard. Even communal clashes in Delhi in February claimed that smuggled gold from the Gulf was being used.
According to the Union Home Ministry, a Malayalam youth recently arrested from Uttar Pradesh on the basis of information provided by the Kerala Police was the first source of gold in the anti CAA movement. It is said that South India has been supplying smuggled gold to Kerala for a long time through diplomatic channels through various organizations active in Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The NIA probe found that the gold smugglers had funded the country’s anti-CAA movement and violent activities in December 2019. It has been observed that the organizations of the Gulf countries have direct contact with the some people of Kerala. At least Amit Shah’s central home department is convinced Researchers from the Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation and an expert on anti-terrorism, internal security, like Kabir Taneja, have expressed skepticism after the news broke in the national media.