For Assam, there is nothing to worry after passing of Citizenship Bill: PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi : Amid reports of massive protests against the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people Assam that there is nothing to worry as their rights will not be hampered with the move.
PM Narendra Modi tweeted, "I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB. I want to assure them- no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow."
"The Central Government and I are totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6," he said in another tweet.
The Central Government and I are totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah, tabling the bill in the Rajya Sabha, said Muslims of the country need not fear because "they are and will remain citizens of the country". Hitting out at what he called "attempts to spread misinformation", he claimed that the bill was only for minority communities in neighbouring countries and had "nothing to do" with Muslims in India.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the passage of the bill and called it a landmark day for the nation. "A landmark day for India and our nation's ethos of compassion and brotherhood! Glad that the #CAB2019 has been passed in the #RajyaSabha. Gratitude to all the MPs who voted in favour of the bill. This bill will alleviate the suffering of many who faced persecution for years," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted soon after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed.