- Citizenship Amendment Act will be implemented as soon as the pandemic ends. –Amit Shah
- The passing of CAA in late 2019 triggered massive protests across the country.
- Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Bengal to boost the morale of the party leaders.
Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Bengal, said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented once the Covid pandemic is over. Amit Shah said, “Trinamool Congress (TMC) is spreading rumours that CAA will not be implemented, but I am telling you that after corona we will implement CAA.” “CAA was a reality, CAA is a reality and CAA will be a reality. Nothing has changed,” he added.
Passed by the Parliament in December 2019, the CAA allows non-Muslim minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan — Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian — to acquire Indian citizenship in order to escape persecution in their home countries. Under the Act, people from these communities who came to India before December 31st, 2014, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
West Bengal was one of the states that passed a resolution against the CAA. The union minister also hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over violence in Bengal and said ‘didi’ burnt nine people alive in Birbhum. Shah is on a visit to Bengal in an apparent bid to boost the morale of the party leaders. On May 6th, Amit Shah will attend the program of BSF at the Three Bigha Corridor in Cooch Behar. In the afternoon, the home minister will reach Kolkata and hold a meeting with party MLAs and top state BJP leaders.
After post-poll violence, the human rights commission said that there was no rule of law here, the only rule of ruler here. Over 100 murders, 1,829 injured and TMC people were involved in 161 cases. BJP workers don’t fear. No one will be able to stop us,” Shah said. “Mamata Banerjee has defunct the state financially. BJP’s fight against didi’s cut money, syndicate rule, torture will continue,” he added.