Opposition creating Riots by inciting people on CAA : Shah

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Bhubaneswar: Amid violence in Delhi over Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday slammed the opposition for misleading people on the act.

Speaking at a Rally in Bhubaneswar he alleged that the opposition parties including Congress, the Communists, Samajwadi Party, BSP and TMC are creating riots in the country by misleading and inciting people on CAA. He has assured that no minority in the country will be affected by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.

“I want to assure that no one from the minority community will be affected due to the CAA. In fact, CAA is the act that provides citizenship to prosecuted minorities from the neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh” he said.

“I want to assure that no one from the minority community will be affected due to the CAA. In fact, CAA is the act that provides citizenship to prosecuted minorities from the neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh” he said.

Speaking on Kashmir, he said that after the revocation of Section 370 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kashmir has truly become the crown jewel of mother India. He also said that Modiji has already announced the creation of ‘Sri Ram Janmabhumi Teerthasketra Trust’ and a large temple of will be built at the sacred place where Lord Ram was believed to be born.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) seeks to fast-track citizenship for persecuted minority groups like Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis in 3 neighbouring countries Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. However, the Act doesn’t have a provision for Muslim sects like Shias and Ahmedis who also face persecution in Pakistan. The opposition parties are opposing the Act citing that it is against the secular ethos of the constitution of India.

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