Narendra Modi (File Image)
Narendra Modi (File Image)

Lashing out at Congress for opposing Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said, “The Congress and their allies are against giving relief to those who have been victimised in Pakistan.”

Addressing a gathering in Karnataka, the PM further said, “It was a historic moment when CAA was adopted in the Parliament. But the Congress and their allies are trying to hijack the noble cause for which it was passed.”

“Congress should know that Pakistan was created on religious ground and several non-Muslims are being subjected to atrocities there. Where will these Hindus go?” Modi questioned.

“Instead of creating a situation of unrest and destroying the ecosystem, they should support the government. They should be emphatic for these people and not protest the government on every single occasion,” Modi said.

“India cannot leave out Hindus, Christians, Parsis, Sikhs and Jains and it is our duty and responsibility to protect the persecuted people,” Modi reiterated.

CAA, which seeks to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains, Buddhists, and Christians persecuted on the religious ground in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan has been severely opposed in India- especially the Northeast.

In Assam, five people have been martyred in anti-CAA movement and properties worth lakhs of rupees have also been torched.

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