Today, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) 2020, in Delhi where he talked about the injustices made during partition when a “line was drawn across a piece of paper.” He stated that the citizenship law was brought to “correct historical injustice, fulfil the promise to minorities in neighbouring nations.”
“When the nation attained independence, those who governed an independent India accepted partition. Nehru-Liyaquat pact spoke about protecting minorities, Gandhiji wished the same. The government has introduced CAA to fulfil a promise India made,” he said.
PM Modi condemned the political opponents who protested the Citizenship Amendment Act. He said that the opponents are “spreading propaganda that the decisions our government has taken have affected my reputation in the entire world.” They are motivated by “vote bank politics,” he claimed.
“When the nation attained independence, those who governed an independent India accepted partition. Nehru-Liyaquat pact spoke about protecting minorities, and Gandhiji wished the same. The government has introduced CAA to fulfil a promise India made,” he said.
“Why don’t they notice atrocities, why are they negating atrocities, they need to respond. Some are acting to be the voice of Dalits, they are the same people who ignore atrocities against Dalits in Pakistan, they forget that most of the persecuted who have left Pakistan and come to India are Dalits,” the PM continued.
Presently, J&K, along with other parts of the country, is in a peaceful state, and the government has managed to address the aspirations of the northeast region, which was neglected for years, said PM Modi.
The European Union has recently expressed concern regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act, considering that it would create the “largest statelessness crisis in the world.” The opposition has already accused the government of undermining India’s reputation all over the world after India dropped ten places in the Democracy Index’s global ranking.