West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh has warned to shoot Muslims protesting against citizenship law, just like in Uttar Pradesh.

The BJP leader lashed out at the Mamata Banerjee government “for not opening fire and ordering baton-charge” on Muslims for protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

“The governments of Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka did the right thing by shooting these people like dogs,” he added.

The statement comes as nationwide protests continue against a citizenship law passed in December that bars Muslims from a measure granting nationality to minorities from three neighbouring Islamic-majority countries.

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across the country, and more than 25 people have been killed.

Critics say the legislation goes against India s secular constitution, but Modi says the new law is intended to help “persecuted” minorities.