NEW DELHI :
UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday reminded the Congress to see the 1947 proposal of the party Executive committee before criticising the Modi Government over the issue. In a tweet in Hindi, Shah said the statements of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should also be seen by the Congress along with those made by Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel. “Before the Congress Party opposes to the CAA and spreads rumors and unrest across the country, it should listen and read the statements of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Rajendra Prasad and Sardar Patel in the November 25, 1947 Congress Executive Proposal,” Shah said. He said the Congress should also see the statement of its leader Ashok Gehlot.
The Congress had been opposing the CAA on the ground that it is discriminatory in nature. Cong behind trouble in varsities, CAA is not anti-Muslim, says Shahnawaz: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain alleged on Wednesday that the Congress was behind the incidents of violence at Jamia Milia and Aligarh Muslim Universities. He also stated that the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was not anti-Muslim, and “no Muslim would be thrown out of India”. Protests against the amended Citizenship Act took a violent turn at the two varsities earlier this week.
Hussain alleged that the Congress, facing defeats in elections, was misleading people and creating confusion over the act. “The Congress party which has lost elections is instigating the Muslim community. The incidents which happened in Jamia Milia or Aligarh Muslim University...The Congress is behind these incidents,” he said. He further claimed that Congress workers disguised as students were creating trouble. “Instead of their party flag, they are using the Indian flag and holding protests. Many of those who are protesting don’t know why they are protesting,” the BJP spokesperson said. Hindus, Christians, Parsis and Sikhs were facing harassment in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, he said. “Even today Christian girls are sold to China in Pakistan. When such people come to India, we have to give them citizenship,” he said, defending the amended act which provides for grant of citizenship to members of Minority communities from the three countries.