Responding to the ongoing protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has blamed the entire opposition for misleading the country. The comments came from the BJP leader while he was attending an event after laying the foundation stone of Bharat Vandana Park in Dwarka (Delhi).
As quoted by ANI, Amit Shah said, “The entire opposition is misleading the people of the country. I reiterate that there is no question of taking away the citizenship of any person from any minority community. There is no such provision in the bill.” The leader also requested everyone to read the bill and be away from any false information.
Previously the Home Minister had also expressed his views over the Citizenship Act following the protests on Sunday.
CAA is to give citizenship to religiously persecuted refugees, it is not to take away citizenship of any Indian.
Some parties are spreading rumours and inciting violence for their political interest.
I request students to go through the CAA once and not fall in their trap. pic.twitter.com/cEfuWiJWrn
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 16, 2019
Attacking the Congress party primarily, Amit Shah said that the saffron party has done its best to fulfill. As quoted by ANI, he said, “I want to say to Congress party that this was part of Nehru-Liaquat pact but was not implemented for 70 years because you wanted to make vote bank. Our government has implemented the pact and given citizenship to lakhs and crores of people.”
The nation is witnessing huge protests all over its geographical boundary over the Citizenship Act. Earlier, the students of the Jamia Milia Islamia University were beaten up by the police administration on December 15 when they were protesting against the Citizenship Act in Jamia Nagar. Aam Aadmi Party has even demanded a judicial inquiry into the violent incident. AAP leader Gopal Rai shared the party’s official stand over the incident through a tweeted post.
Citizenship (Amendment) Act-
It aims to declares Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zorastrian, Parsis, and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan eligible for citizenship who came to India before December 31, 2014. Although the Bill only carries the provision of citizenship for the non-muslim population that arrived from the neighboring nations.