New Delhi, Dec 11
Home Minister Amit Shah today asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is not against the Muslims. He said they will continue to enjoy the rights given to them as citizens of the country. Moving the Bill in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and passing, Mr. Shah said that a misconception has been created that the legislation is against a particular community, which is not true. He assured the Muslim community not to worry about the legislation as there is nothing against them in it. Clearing fears of the people from the North-Eastern States, the Home Minister said the bill will not affect their interests. He said the NDA government is committed to preserving their cultural, social and linguistic identities. Mr. Shah said the legislation will give bring a new light into the lives of the people who were facing religious persecution in neighboring countries, namely Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
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