Even as protests and agitations against the amended Citizenship Act continue across the country, Union Home Minster Amit Shah on Friday sought to quell the apprehensions over the new law, saying no one would be stripped of their citizenship.
Addressing a public rally in Shimla, Shah launched a scathing attack on the Congress and said the opposition party was spreading rumours.
“The Congress and company are spreading rumours that the citizenship of the minorities will be taken away with the Citizenship Amendment Act,” Shah said, adding that there is no provision in the new law to take away the citizenship of anyone.
“I challenge Rahul ‘baba’ to show even one clause in the Act that has provision to take away citizenship of anyone,” the minister said.
Shah said the Act has a provision to give citizenship to the those belonging to the minority who came from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Pakistan failed to implement the Nehru-Liaquat pact to protect religious and other rights of the minorities, Shah said, adding that it prompted the Narendra Modi-led BJP government to table the legislation in Parliament.(Agencies)