Manohar Lal Khattar launches a CAA awareness campaign in Haryana and condemns the attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara
CHANDIGARH: Haryana's prime minister condemned the Mafia attack on Gurdwara in Lahore on Sunday and said that, if necessary, protests will be held against countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan so that the rights of minorities residing there are protected.
Addressing a meeting in Panchkula after launching a 'Sampark Abhiyan', as part of the BJP's national awareness campaign on the amended Citizenship Law, he claimed that some opposition parties are cheating the people of the country by disseminating information false without understanding the provisions of the Law.
The Citizenship Law (Amendment) aims to provide citizenship to minorities from neighboring countries that arrive here after facing oppression for their religion, Khattar said.
It is spreading among Muslims that the law aims to take away their citizenship, but in reality it is to grant citizenship, said the prime minister, calling on people to be cautious and not fall victim to these rumors.
Consider this Law as in the interest of humanity, he said.
The Citizenship Law is not new. It entered into force in 1955. Previously, it was mandatory that minorities from other countries remain in India for 11 years to obtain citizenship. But now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi It has implemented a new provision according to which minorities who came to India before 2014 could obtain citizenship from India, Khattar said.
During the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh he had said in the Lok Sabha that these people should obtain citizenship as soon as possible, he said, adding that the covers in Haryana have now been cleared for granting citizenship to those people.
He said people can express their support by giving missed calls to the toll-free number initiated by the BJP
Earlier, the prime minister also visited the homes of prominent people in Panchkula as part of Sampark Abhiyan to get support in favor of CAA.