Muslims Will Not Be Affected

  • 22-Dec-2019
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Muslims Will Not Be Affected By Citizenship Law And NRC, Says PM Modi
New Delhi: A nationwide protest against the amended Citizenship Act, resulted 22 deaths across Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government’s schemes had never discriminated on the basis of religion while assuring the people that the Citizenship law and proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) had nothing to do with Muslims.

In one of his longest speeches that spanned over an hour at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, barely a km away from Old Delhi’s Daryaganj area that was hit by violence two days ago, PM Modi accused the Opposition of stoking fears and misleading people over the amended Citizenship law.

“Few Opposition parties are spreading all kinds of rumours, misleading people and stoking their emotions against Citizenship law. I only have one request to them: hate Modi, but don’t hate India. Target me but don’t set public property on fire,” Modi said.

“Lie is being spread that I brought law to snatch people’s rights, it will not stand. We have never asked anyone if he goes to temple or mosque when it comes to implementing our schemes,” PM Modi further said.

PM Modi also clarified that no Indian citizen would be affected by the new law, which grants citizenship to individuals who are Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Jain, or Parsi who entered India from Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Afghanistan by the cut-off date of December 31, 2014.

“CAA is not for any citizen of this country. Congress and its allies, living in cities, urban Naxals are spreading rumours. They are spreading lies about detention centres. CAA and NRC have nothing to do with Indians Muslims” the PM said.

Calling out his critics, PM Modi said, “Dalits, who came here from Pakistan, are among the beneficiaries of the Citizenship law. Why you can’t see their pain.”

 

Nearly a week since the December 15 police crackdown on Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia, when forces had entered the university, clashed with students, and lobbed tear gas shells in the library, leaving many of the students injured, protests have fanned out across the country over the Citizenship law. In the past three days, protests have turned violent in Uttar Pradesh, where the total number of deaths has reached 15, including an eight-year-old boy.

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