While Muslims can choose any one of the 150 Islamic countries in the world for residence, India is the only country for Hindus, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday while justifying the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani while addressing a rally in support of CAA outsude the Sabarmati Ashram slammmed the congress for opposing the CAA that grants the citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Afganistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have migrated till December 31,2014.
He had accused the congress for not honouring the wishes of Mahatma Gandhi and Manmohan Singh on the issue.
Addressing a rally outside the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act, Rupani said that Muslims can choose any one of the 150 countries worldwide to live in, but India is the only one for the Hindus.
Rupani said that there were 22 percent Hindus in Pakistan at the time of Partition.But now due to the persecution,rapes and constant torture, their population has reduced to just 3 per cent. That is why Hindus want to come back to India. The human rights organization took cognizance. But the Congress is still doing the politics of appeasement, that is why the people have thrown them out of power.
It may be noted that BJP is now trying to bring public awareness about the Act by taking out a rally in support of this Act.The BJP government had started granting the citizenship to the persecuted refugees in Gujarat.
Without taking names, Rupani also targetted Dalit leaders and outfits opposing the new citizenship law. “There are 10,000 refugees from these countries living in Gujarat. Most of them who are living in Kutch are dalits, like Maheshwari and Meghwal communities. Dalit leaders need to explain why they are not in favour of granting citizenship to these dalit refugees. By opposing the CAA, these dalit leaders have been exposed.”