‘Law brought to harass Muslims, Dalits’, Asaduddin Owaisi angry over Amit Shah’s announcement on CAA
Asaduddin Owaisi On Amit Shah Statement: All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi reacted to Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). He said that CAA has been brought to harass Muslims, Dalits and poor citizens of different communities.
Owaisi said on Sunday (February 11), “This law is based on religion. We were never against (return to India) of Hindus, Sikhs and others living in Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh, but CAA has been banned by NPR and “It cannot be seen in isolation from NRC. This law is meant to harass Muslims, Dalits and poor citizens of various communities.”
‘Muslims are being provoked’
Let us tell you that Home Minister Amit Shah had said in ET Now-Global Business on Saturday (February 10) that the Muslim community is being provoked regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act. During this, he announced that CAA will be implemented before the Lok Sabha elections. He assured the minority community that their citizenship will not be taken away.
Amit Shah said in ET Now-Global Business that CAA will be notified till the elections. He said that CAA will be implemented before the elections and no one should be in a dilemma regarding this.
‘There is no provision in the Act to take away citizenship’
He claimed that there is no provision in this Act to snatch citizenship of any person. The country’s minorities and especially the Muslim community are being provoked regarding this. This law has been made to provide citizenship to refugees persecuted in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
CAA was passed by Parliament in 2019. The Central Government has not yet issued any notification regarding this. This Act makes the process of obtaining Indian citizenship easier for non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
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