33.2 C
New Delhi
September 23, 2020
KhabriBaba
India

‘Why not Muslims?’ BJP’s Chandra Kumar Bose questions CAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Stoking fresh controversy, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose Tuesday went against party’s official line and advocated inclusion of Muslims in the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Bose, who is the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, has been at loggerheads with the state unit on a range of issues and had also called for a change in the state leadership.

He asked the party not to compare the country with any other nation as “India has always been a country open to all religions and communities”.

“If Muslims are not being persecuted in their home country they would not come so there’s no harm in including them. However, this is not entirely true – what about Baluch who live in Pakistan & Afghanistan? What about Ahwadiyya in Pakistan?,” Bose said in a tweet.

 

“Don’t equate India or compare it with any other nation – as it’s a nation Open to all religions and communities,” he said in another tweet.

His comments are in complete contrast to that by the party leadership which had advocated in favour of including non-Muslims in the list of refugees who can get citizenship under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

According to the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution will be granted Indian citizenship after staying in the country for five years.

Protests against the CAA demanding revoking of the law have rocked the country, including in West Bengal, in the past few days.

Via: PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

0 0 vote
Article Rating

Related posts

Bengal passes anti-CAA resolution, seeks its repeal

Ritu Nandal

Is Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poem ‘anti-Hindu’? IIT-Kanpur panel to probe

Ritu Nandal

JNU students clash with police en route Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ritu Nandal
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Translate »
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x