The BJP has already declared that it will reach out to approximately three crore families and hold public gatherings and 250 press conferences with respect to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
New Delhi: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a detailed clarification on the government's stand regarding the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from Ramlila Maidan, the BJP has launched a massive public awareness campaign on social media and through its cadres to reach out to the Muslim community and dispel their doubts on the issue.
The BJP's clarification has been necessitated after a slew of protests broke out across the country, a few of which also witnessed violence.
The CAA and NRC have become emotive issues among the Muslim community.
Sources stated it is for this reason that the government and the BJP have decided to reach out to the community to dispel any myths regarding the issue.
The CAA grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslims who entered the country from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014.
A senior leader of the party stated that as part of the outreach process, the party has prepared easy-to-understand videos, cartoons featuring Muslim characters and graphics to explain the CAA and the proposed NRC.
"For example, a cartoon film released by the BJP, featuring two Muslim characters, answers basic questions on the issue and also aims to dispel the doubts on CAA and NRC that it is in any way against the Indian Muslim citizens," added the leader.
On Saturday (December 21) BJP working president JP Nadda had held extensive meetings with party office bearers to streamline the outreach programme on these issues.
Reports further said that Nadda would be addressing a public meeting and will also be taking out a march in favour of CAA in West Bengal on Monday (December 23) where a few days back chief minister Mamta Banerjee had taken out a march in protest of the Act.
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Last Updated Dec 23, 2019, 8:20 AM IST