BJP MP from Philibhit Varun Gandhi has put out a tweet thanking PM Modi for the enactment of CAA which facilitated the integration of persecuted minorities
Bengaluru: Persecuted. Marginalised. Harassed. This is the state of affairs of the Hindus and other non-Muslims living in Pakistan.
As the CAA was enacted by the Modi government, facilitating the granting of citizenship to these men and women, there is a sense of satisfaction and contentment.
Varun Gandhi, a BJP MP from Philibhit, put out a tweet thanking PM Modi for the enactment of the CAA, saying the persecuted minority families in his constituency.
In all villages that house Bengali refugees in Pilibhit, one witnesses the end of a kind of apartheid: stateless for almost 50 years & now hopeful of a legitimate existence & the dignity that accompanies it,thanks to the CAA. All hugely grateful to @narendramodi ji & @AmitShah ji pic.twitter.com/yacvaNlIkr— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) December 28, 2019
The CAA grants citizenship to 32000 Hindus and non-Muslims persecuted in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
However, though the Modi government is trying to integrate them with India on a social and emotional basis, the opposition is crying foul, saying the CAA is discriminatory.
However, as senior lawyer Harish Salve pointed out, CAA doesn’t violate any article of the Indian constitution.
He had said that the Act doesn’t violate article 14 of the Constitution as this particular article has to be viewed with the prism of intelligible differentia. When it comes to societal good, the government can positively differentiate with a view to absorbing the less privileged or marginalised into the mainstream.
As regards other articles 15 and 21, he had clearly maintained that these two articles can be invoked only in cases involving Indian citizens. As of now, those religiously persecuted Hindus and non-Muslims in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh continue to be refugees and don’t come under the bracket of citizens.
Sitaram Yechury, the CPI(M) secretary also reiterated that the CAA, NRC and NPR are not in the good interests of the society.
But on the contrary, be it CAA or NPR or NRC, all these exercises are only to include the less privileged and give them dignity in life.
The NRC was carried out only in the state of Assam as per the Supreme Court’s orders. The Prime Minister also made it clear that as of now, they have not discussed anything on the NRC, and has assured people it won’t be implemented soon.
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Last Updated Dec 28, 2019, 3:54 PM IST