The meeting was also attended by CPI (M) leader Prakash Karat and Member of Parliament Kanimozhi.
Chidambaram said after the BJP came back to power with a bigger mandate, it was focusing on subjects like the National Population Register, the CAA and the NRC.
"What they want is to somehow implement the Hindu Rashtra gets implemented, it will not only harm Muslims, but also other sections of society like the Dalits," he said.
Chidambaram said that countrywide protests against the CAA should not be portrayed as an issue between the government and Muslims because "that is what government is also wanting".
"Do not fall prey to that. This is a protest between all section of people who live in the country and the government", he said.
Talking about the German student, the Congress leader said, "He was silently asked to leave India (for taking part in the anti-CAA rally). There is no (official) word from IIT Director on this."
While taking part in an anti-CAA rally, Jacob Lindenthal was carrying a poster that read "1933-1945: We Have been There" (a reference to the Nazi regime). He later told media that IIT Madras and immigration officials had asked him to leave the country a few days after the agitation.
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