Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday during an unveiling ceremony in Guwahati said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) would not harm India’s Muslim citizens.
He also urged the voters “to check” those who try to politicize the issues on communal lines.’
Bhagwat insisted the CAA and NRC are not against any Indian citizen.
“The (1950) Nehru-Liaquat Pact clearly stated that each country would protect its minorities. India has been following it, Pakistan failed to do so,” informed Bhagwat at the launch of professor Nani Gopal Mahanta’s book on NRC and CAA.
“Indians always welcomed outsiders, but designs by some to impose their language, religion and food habits on others led to fears”. He further added.
“Since 1930, there have been attempts to increase the Muslim population in a “planned manner” to “exercise dominance and slowly turn this nation into Pakistan”.
This was true for Punjab, Sindh, Assam, and Bengal. The plan worked to an extent as India got partitioned and Pakistan was created. But it did not happen entirely as planned and Assam did not go to Pakistan, though part of Bengal and Punjab got divided.” Bhagwat further added.
The RSS leader also informed:
“Respect for other religions, cultures, and languages are part of India’s culture. We do not have to learn about secularism, socialism, democracy from anyone else in the world. Our Constitution clearly defines rights and duties. The problem arises when people want all rights and do not want to follow the duties.
The provisions of CAA are meant for those who were persecuted in those countries and came to India for refuge. It is not for those who came to India without facing any persecution.” He maintained exercises such as NRC happen in every country to find out who among those residing in a nation are citizens. “It is the duty of all governments to keep a tab on people (who stay in a country illegally). NRC is just one way of finding that out.”
CAA & NRC haven’t been formed against any citizen of India. Indian Muslims will face no loss due to CAA. After partition, assurance was given that we’ll take care of minorities of our country. We’re abiding by that till today, Pakistan didn’t: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, in Guwahati pic.twitter.com/hla2iap3gK
— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2021