By Our Correspondent
SAMBALPUR: Union Minister Union Minister Giriraj Singh flanked by local MP Nitish Gangdeb, Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari and Kalahandi MP Basant Panda on Saturday alleged that Congress and some regional political parties are spreading rumors and opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
He informed that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is not being implemented in the country now and so, there is no need for discussion on the NRC. The Union Minister informed that the National Population Register (NPR) is linked to the Census process and needs to be updated.However, some forces are trying to spread rumors about the NPR to mislead people, he asserted.
“I would like to ask the Congress and the tukde tukde gang whether Rohingyas, Pakistani infiltrators should be given citizenship? And should Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan be denied citizenship? If they have courage, they should answer in yes or no,” Mr.Singh asked.He alleged that Members of the minority community are being attacked in Pakistan and many temples there have been demolished.
Singh said the ‘tukde tukde gang’ is active in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, which witnessed violence last week, and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is trying to do politics there.’Tukde-Tukde gang’ is a term often used by right-wing parties to attack the opposition, particularly Left and Left- backed outfits as well as those who support them.
He said Muslims in India need not panic as the CAA will not snatch away anyone’s citizenship, but those infiltrating into the country would not get it.
“The new Act simply aims at according citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Some parties like the Congress are trying to spread false information about CAA and create disturbance in the country,” Mr.Singh pointed out.
Had all the Muslims shifted to Pakistan and Hindus stayed in India during and after partition, there would not have been any necessity of the CAA, Saffron Veteran asserted.