Assam: BJP\u2019s key strategist and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made yet another controversial statement regarding the unconstitutional legislation and said those applying for Indian citizenship under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) need not prove if they had or have faced religious persecution.\n\n\n\nAccording to new developments, the Minister said although the individuals need not prove the ruling central government will work out a process to verify their claims, NDTV reported.\n\n\n\n"There can be no proof of religious persecution. But they\nwill need proof that they came before 2014. How can there be proof of religious\npersecution? Will any police station in Bangladesh give them a document that\nsays they faced religious persecution?" the Minister asked.\n\n\n\n"But the Indian government\nwill have some in-house processes to check whether the place that they are\ncoming from had any incident of atrocities against minorities," Mr Sarma\nadded.\n\n\n\nThe controversial Citizenship\nAmendment Law that came into force since January 10 last week amidst nationwide\noutrage promising refugees Indian citizenship to non-Muslims who have come from\nPakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before December 31, 2014.\n\n\n\nThe unconstitutional law discriminates against the Muslim community as well as other sections of people. \n\n\n\nAlso ReadCAA discrimantory against all sections \n\n\n\nProtests have also raged in north-eastern states, including Assam, against the law as indigenous communities fear the law could legalize lakhs of immigrants who have come in from Bangladesh over the decades.\n\n\n\nDespite outrage against CAA, NRC,\nNPR, Indian Prime Minister Modi and the Home Minister along with BJP\nfunctionaries have maintained the law is required and will not step back no\nmatter what may come.\n\n\n\nMoreover, videos of threatening, assault against people opposing this act have emerged on the internet yet no action is being taken.\n\n\n\nIt is totally up to the Indian government to devise a procedure to verify the claims the Minister added.\n\n\n\nSeveral states including Kerala, West Bengal, and Punjab have said the law will not implement these states and since then the law has already been challenged in the Supreme Court too.