CAA, NRC Assam List Will Not Harm Muslims: Sayes Bhagwat in Assam

CAA, NRC Assam List Will Not Harm Muslims: Sayes Bhagwat in Assam

Guwahati:  Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC Assam) is not going to hurt the Muslims of the nation, Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of BJP’s ideological mentor RSS, has mentioned. Mr Bhagwat, who’s visiting Assam, alleged {that a} communal narrative around these points is being created to get political mileage.

“Since 1930, there have been organized plans to increase the Muslim population not in connection with terrorism and economy but to become a dominant force. It happened in Punjab, in Bengal, and in Assam. There are plans to turn these areas into their majority so that things work on their own terms. This happened in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Still, we want assimilation and want to live together,” Mr Bhagwat mentioned on Wednesday, after launching an e-book titled ‘Citizenship debate over NRC and CAA: Assam and the Politics of History’.

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The Citizenship Amendment Act that seeks to make it simpler for non-Muslim minorities from neighbouring international locations like Pakistan and Afghanistan to get Indian citizenship, had triggered widespread protests within the northeast in 2019.

Lakhs of individuals had been overlooked from Assam’s residents’ listing when the ultimate draft of the NRC was printed in 2019.

The RSS chief additional added that the brand new citizenship regulation would offer protection to the persecuted minorities within the neighbouring international locations, particularly in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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“After the partition, we have taken care of our minorities even though Pakistan did not do it…and NRC is only a process to find out who is a genuine citizen, nothing else. The matter (NRC) is in the government domain. A section of people wants to get political mileage by creating a communal narrative involving both the NRC and CAA,” he added.

He additionally claimed that for the reason that ‘Mahabharata’ interval, Assam has had a historical past of migration however by no means had a lot of concern from ‘unlawful inflow’.

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“Assimilation of all communities should take place, but there should not be any fear of other communities. Akhand Bharat is needed for the welfare of the universe. India has the ability to overcome several challenges and the world looks towards it to overcome those challenges and difficulties. With the “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (world is one family) belief, India can again put forward happiness and peace to the world,” he mentioned.

This is Mr Bhagwat’s first go to Assam after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led authorities returned for the second consecutive time period in May.