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Opposition incites CAA riots: Amit Shah | India News

BHUBANESWAR: Union Interior Minister Amit Shah on Friday accused opposition parties of inciting communal riots over the CAA by spreading “wrong information” that Muslims will lose their citizenship due to the new law.

He also commended Prime Minister Narendra Modi for addressing important issues related to “national security and sensitivity”, including the repeal of the provisions of article 370, CAA and the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

“Opposition parties are spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their Indian citizenship due to the CAA. They are instigating people and encouraging unrest,” he said at a pro-CAA BJP rally here.

“I have said this before and I repeat now that no one, no Indian Muslim will lose their citizenship due to the CAA. This law is to grant citizenship to religious minorities who have been persecuted in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It is not intended to take away the citizenship of anyone. ”

Calling the Citizenship Law (Amendment) a “historic step,” Shah claimed that Congress, the Communists, SP, BSP and ‘Mamata didi’ were spreading lies about it.

Asking people not to be fooled by the opposition’s attempts to create ‘bhranti’ (confusion) about the new law, he said the Modi government had only fulfilled the dreams of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad and others who favored Indian citizenship. for the persecuted minorities of the three countries.

“Shouldn’t they obtain Indian citizenship? Shouldn’t they protect their human rights?” Shah asked the audience that he answered with a resounding “yes.”

He said people should go out and ask those who encourage problems to explain which clause of the Citizenship (Amendment) Law talked about snatching citizenship.

“Due to article 370, Jammu and Kashmir appeared alienated from ‘Bharat’. With their repeal, Kashmir is now the crown of Mother India,” he said.

The Interior Minister also accused Congress of delaying the resolution of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in the Supreme Court for decades.

“After the BJP returned to power for a second term with 303 seats, the road was paved to build a large Ram temple in Ayodhya that would touch the sky,” he said.

Shah thanked the people of Odisha for their support of the BJP, which replaced Congress as the main opposition party in the state in the assembly elections.

Speaking about the rise of the BJP in the eastern state, the Interior Minister said the party reaped a rich electoral harvest even in Lok Sabha’s polls with eight of his candidates emerging victorious.

He said BJP candidates led about 14,000 of the state’s 37,000 polling stations.

The Union minister said that the funds allocated to Odisha under the “Sonia-Manmohan” government accounted for just over Rs.79 billion according to the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission.

Between 2014-19, when the BJP was in power, the allocation amounted to an astonishing 2.11 lakh crore under the 14th Finance Commission, he said.

“The Modi government opened the door to the development not only of Odisha but of the entire eastern region,” he said.

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