Mohan Bhagwat, head of the RSS, the BJP’s ideological adviser, said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) would not harm the country’s Muslims. Mr. Bhagwat, a visitor to Assam, complained that a communal narrative was being made on these issues to gain political mileage.
“Since 1930, there have been organized plans to increase the Muslim population to become an influential force, not involved in terrorism and economics. It happened in Punjab, Bengal and Assam. There are plans to make these areas their majority, so it happened in Pakistan and Bangladesh.” We want unification and stay together, “Mr Bhagwat said after the launch of a book titled” Citizenship Debate in NRC and CAA on Wednesday: Assam and Politics in History “.
The Citizenship Amendment Act, which seeks to make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from neighboring countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan to obtain Indian citizenship, sparked widespread protests in the Northeast in 2019.
When the final draft of the NRC was published in 2015, millions of people were excluded from the list of citizens of Assam.
The RSS chief added that the new citizenship law would protect oppressed minorities in neighboring countries, especially Pakistan and Bangladesh.
“After partition, we looked after our minorities even though Pakistan did not … and the NRC is the real citizen, it is just a process of finding out something else. The matter (NRC) is in the official domain,” he added. Part wants to gain political mileage by creating a communal narrative about both the NRC and the CAA. “
He further claimed that Assam has a history of migration since the time of ‘Mahabharata’ but never was so afraid of ‘illegal flow’.
“All communities should be coordinated, but there should be no fear of other communities. For the welfare of the universe, a united India is needed. India has the capacity to overcome a number of challenges and look to the world to overcome them, and” difficulties “. World One Family) With faith India can once again bring happiness and peace to the world, ”he said.
This is Mr Bhagwat’s first visit to Assam since the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government returned for a second consecutive term in May.