Mounting a strong defence of the Citizenship Amendment Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, the dispute that has arisen over it has made the world aware of persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan. He, however, deplored that a section of the youth is being misguided over the CAA, which is aimed at giving and not taking away anybody’s citizenship.
Prime Minister was addressing a gathering on the occasion of Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Belur Math, the headquarters of RamKrishna Math and Mission in West Bengal yesterday.
The Prime Minister clarified that there will be no adverse impact of the CAA in North Eastern region of the country. He said that by amending the citizenship act, the scope of granting citizenship has been increased. The Prime Minister sought the cooperation of youths to fulfill the dreams of Swami Vivekananda to build New India.