SAD appreciates BJP's decision to present CAB tomorrow, but urges Muslims not to be excluded

BATHINDA: On Sunday, Shiromani Akali Dal thanked the decision of the NDA government to present the candidacy to Parliament on Monday.

The party has stated that with it a pending claim of the party had been accepted. However, the party urged the government to cover all the persecuted people regardless of their religion. He said that given the country's socialist, secular and democratic credentials, as well as humanitarian principles, Muslims should not be excluded from the bill on the basis of religion.

A decision was made in this regard at a meeting of the central party committee that was chaired by SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal, in the village of Badal in Muktsar on Sunday. The meeting thanked the Citizen Amendment Bill without reservation and said that the NDA government had met the demand of the SAD and all minorities, including the Sikhs, Hindus, Jainists, Buddhists, countries and Christians who had fled the religious persecution in Pakistan , Afghanistan and Bangladesh and took refuge in India.

The SAD president stated that the party had been raising the issue of more than 75,000 Sikhs who had fled Afghanistan more than 30 years ago and were living in Delhi in very difficult straits. He said besides this Sikhs and Hindus and even people from other communities had fled Pakistan and Bangladesh and sought refuge in India but were denied any rights. “The Citizen Amendment Bill not only franchises them but also protects their life and liberty as per the constitution of the country”.

The central committee praises the prime minister Narendra Modi and interior minister Amit Shah For this historical legislation, such efforts must be made to encompass all persons persecuted under the bill and have no distinction based on religion. The committee said that this would not only be in resonance with the secular spirit of the constitution, but also with the principles of the Sikh Gurus who preached that there should be no discrimination against anyone because of caste or creed. Consequently, a clause must be inserted in the bill that states that all persecuted persons who have sought refuge in the country will receive citizenship regardless of their religion.

The central committee said that inserting this clause into the bill before passing it in parliament would not only be a sign of true political ability, but would also pay for the faith of the persecuted people who sought refuge in India considering the old The country's tradition of accepting people from all religions with open hands.

The central committee was attended by Balwinder Singh Bhundur, Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, Jathedar Tota Singh, Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Gulzar Singh Ranike, Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Sikandar Singh Maluka, Bikram Singh Majithia, Daljit Singh Cheema, Charanjit Singh Atwal Singh Atwal Singh Atwal Singh Atwal Singh Atwal Singh Atwal Singh Atwal Singh Atwal Singh Ratwal Singh and Baldev Singh Mann.

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