Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday addressed a public meeting in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar, targeting the Congress Party, Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Left and West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee. He has said that all these are opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and spreading confusion.
Amit Shah said that he is saying that CAA will take away the citizenship of Muslims. However, this is not the reality. Amit Shah said that we will not allow citizenship of any Muslim or minority person under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Union Home Minister Amit Shah again reiterated that CAA is not an act of taking citizenship, but it is a law to grant citizenship. Citizenship will be given to those who come from the Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrian communities that remained in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh during Partition.
Addressing the rally, Amit Shah questioned the people, should not citizenship be given to the victims of persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh? Shouldn't their human rights be seen? On this people replied yes.