Anti-CAA protesters becoming villains, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

New Delhi: Slamming protesters at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in New Delhi on Monday said: “In bid to make the CAA a villain, people are on the verge of becoming villains themselves”.

“For how long will they be able to hide a mountain of truth behind the bushes of lies,” Mr Naqvi said while talking to reporters in Delhi.

“The President himself has said in a joint session of parliament that the CAA is for giving citizenship and not for taking anybody’s citizenship,” he added.

The Bill amends the Citizenship Act of 1955 to give eligibility for Indian citizenship to illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and who entered India on or before 31 December 2014. The bill excludes Muslims.

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