Go Through The Citizenship Act Once: Amit Shah Appeals To Students

Some parties like the Congress, TMC, AAP are spreading rumours and inciting violence for their political interest: Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah has appealed the students protesting against the newly inducted Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA), to go through the same once and asserted that “there are no provisions in the act to take away the citizenship of any Indian”.

“CAA is to give citizenship to religiously persecuted refugees, it is not to take away the citizenship of any Indian. Some parties like the Congress, TMC, AAP are spreading rumours and inciting violence for their political interest. I request the students to study the act and not to fall in their trap,” Shah said.

The Home Minister further urged the political parties not to go down the road misleading the youth creating an environment of violence.

The act amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 providing a path to Indian citizenship for religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have faced religious persecution in their respective country.

It may be mentioned that after the bill was passed at the Rajya Sabha and turned into legislation– Assam, other Northern states, West Bengal and the national capital are on the edge opposing the act. Sporadic violence erupted in parts of the country demanding its withdrawal.

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that “CAA does not affect any citizen of India of any religion and that the “Act is only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.”

PM Modi termed the violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act as “unfortunate” and “deeply distressing”.

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