These are Modi's first comment against a particular community in his political career. This has left many surprised and shocked. They feel this is the first ever time anyone has specifically mentioned the name of a community. Modi's comments smack of religious hatred and amount to warning a particular community, they said.
The Muslims across the country have conducted protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 recently. The protests turned violent with the protesters setting fire the buses and other property. In West Bengal, there were protests in four districts, including Malda. Even in Hyderabad, the people belonging to one community only have protested. Though there were protests in North East, where the ethnic groups dominate the scene, majority of the protests are by Modi.