Citizenship Act, Assam List Will Not Harm Muslims: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Citizenship Act, Assam List Will Not Harm Muslims: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Citizenship Act, Assam List Will Not Harm Muslims: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Guwahati:

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

“Since 1930, there have been organized plans to extend the Muslim inhabitants not in reference to terrorism and financial system however to change into a dominant power. It occurred in Punjab, in Bengal and in Assam. There are plans to show these areas into their majority in order that issues work on their very own phrases. This occurred in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Still, we wish assimilation and need to reside collectively,” Mr Bhagwat mentioned on Wednesday, after launching a guide titled ‘Citizenship debate over NRC and CAA: Assam and the Politics of History’.

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

Lakhs of individuals have been neglected from Assam’s residents’ record when the ultimate draft of the NRC was revealed in 2019.

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

“After the partition, we now have taken care of our minorities regardless that Pakistan didn’t do it…and NRC is barely a course of to seek out out who’s a real citizen, nothing else. The matter (NRC) is within the authorities area . A piece of individuals needs to get political mileage by making a communal narrative involving each 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 concern from ‘unlawful inflow’.

“Assimilation of all communities ought to happen, however there shouldn’t be any concern of different communities. Akhand Bharat is required for the welfare of the universe. India has the flexibility to beat a number of challenges and the world appears to be like in direction of it to beat these challenges and difficulties. With the “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (world is one household) perception, India can once more put ahead happiness and peace to the world,” he mentioned.

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

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