UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday alleged that the “falsehood” spread by the Opposition on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has created anarchy in the country. He also asserted that the new law is meant to give citizenship to people and not to take it away. Shah urged the BJP workers to launch a door-to-door campaign to make people understand the provisions of the new legislation.
“The Opposition does not have any other issue, so they are spreading misinformation and falsehood on CAA. This resulted in anarchy in the entire country,” Shah said while addressing a function to inaugurate various projects of Gujarat police here. The Act is meant to give citizenship to persecuted minorities from three neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and not to it away from anybody, he said.
“We have the power to make people understand the truth. I urge BJP workers to go to each home and make people understand the benefits of the Act. After our campaign is over, people of the country will understand the importance of the CAA,” he said. His statements comes in the wake of violent protests in parts of India over the CAA, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR). Shah was speaking at the inauguration of various projects of the Gujarat Police here. “Persecuted minorities have to come to India to save themselves. However, the previous governments did not give any facilities to these migrants thinking that it would make others unhappy,” he said. He also said that maximum use of technology can help curb crimes.