No Muslim in India needs to worry due to CAB : Amit Shah

No Muslim in India needs to worry due to CAB : Amit Shah

The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. According to the Bill, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, facing religious persecution in their respective native countries, will not be treated as illegal immigrants and stand eligible for Indian citizenship.

Those opposing the Bill have claimed that that citizenship cannot be given on the basis of religion.

“No Muslim in India needs to worry due to this Bill. Do not get scared if someone tries to scare you. This is Narendra Modi's government working according to the Constitution. Minorities will get full protection,” Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said in Rajya Sabha.

“In 1985, Assam Accord happened. There is a provision in Clause 6 to protect indigenous culture of the state. I want to assure that NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government through committee to supervise Clause 6 will protect rights of Assam. All Assam Students' Union (AASU) is part of the committee,” Shah said while making his opening statement.