New Delhi. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said that ‘communal politics’ over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has resumed as some people are demanding the withdrawal of the CAA. He said that the CAA is not to take away anyone’s citizenship, but it is to provide citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs and other persecuted minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Naqvi said that some people have also demanded restoration of Article 370, while its abrogation has resolved more than 370 problems in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and people are joining the mainstream of development. Talking to reporters after attending a mass marriage ceremony in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur, the Union Minister said that the “legacy of cuts, commissions and corruption” during the tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has to end. Has been done.
To give citizenship to minorities
Naqvi said the governments of Modi and Yogi have put an end to the politics that encourages “riots and mafia” and instilled fear in the minds of corrupt people. According to a statement released from Naqvi’s office, the minister said, “Communal politics has started on CAA and Article 370” in reference to the ongoing discussions in some sections after the decision to withdraw three central agricultural laws. He said, “Some people say that CAA should be withdrawn and Article 370 should be reinstated. These people know very well that CAA is not for taking away citizenship of anyone but to give citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs and other persecuted minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Parts witnessed widespread protests
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to withdraw agricultural laws, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, a prominent Muslim organization, on Friday appealed to the government to withdraw the CAA as well. Bahujan Samaj Party MP from Amroha, Danish Ali had also demanded the withdrawal of CAA without delay. The CAA was notified on December 12, 2019, and it came into effect on January 10 last year. After the passage of the CAA by the Parliament, widespread protests were witnessed in many parts of the country.
supporting it in its conspiracy
In his statement, Naqvi also took a jibe at Pakistan over reports of allegations of targeting of Muslims in India. He said that it is astonishing that Pakistan is giving speeches to India for the rights of minorities and the irony is that some political parties of India are supporting it in their conspiracy to defame the country’s inclusive culture.
Best and safest place in the world
He said that thousands of shrines of Hindus and Sikhs were demolished in Pakistan, while in India there are about three lakh mosques, millions of other places of worship including temples, churches and gurudwaras. Naqvi said that minorities have equal participation in the development of the country in India. He said that everyone knows that India is the best and safest place in the world for minorities. He said those questioning ‘Hindutva’ are conspiring to malign the inclusive culture of the country, while ‘Hindutva’ is a guarantee of secularism and inclusiveness.