Guwahati: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are not against any citizen of India and members of the Muslim community will not face any problem from the law.
While addressing at a public event in Guwahati, the RSS chief asserted there has been an “organised attempt” to grow the Muslim population since 1930, “with a motive of establishing their dominance and make this country Pakistan”.
“It was planned for Punjab, Sindh, Assam and Bengal and it succeeded to a certain extent,” he said.
Bhagwat then went on to add that India does not need to learn socialism, democracy and secularism from the rest of the world and it is in the country’s traditions, “in our blood”. He also claimed that India has implemented them and kept them alive.
“CAA and NRC are not against any citizen of India. Indian Muslims will face no problem due to CAA. After partition, an assurance was given that we’ll take care of the minorities of our country. We’re abiding by that till today, Pakistan did not do so,” he said.
“Some people bring the narration along communal lines. Such talks take place for political benefits. But we’ve to be careful as citizens see that politics is done properly,” he added.
All India Imam Association has come out in support of Bhagwat’s above-mentioned remarks, saying the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not harm Muslims in India.
During a chat with news agency ANI, All India Imam Organization chief, Dr Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi said the central government has repeatedly said NRC and CAA will not harm any citizen of the country and only people “who want to do politics” are opposing the laws.
“Home Minister Amit Shah has said clearly that CAA has been passed to give citizenship to minorities from some neighbouring countries. People who want to oppose will keep doing despite good things happening for them,” he said.