Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Home News Reports CAB necessary because Congress divided country on basis of religion, does not violate Constitution:...

CAB necessary because Congress divided country on basis of religion, does not violate Constitution: Amit Shah

After the massive furore where AIMIM chief Owaisi even compared the Home Minister to Hitler, Amit Shah presented his counter-arguments. Here are the key statements made by Amit Shah in the parliament after the Citizenship Amendment Bill was tabled and the opposition parties rallied against it tooth and nail.

The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was tabled in the parliament earlier today by Amit Shah and that led to a massive debate and uproar. The opposition parties including Congress, TMC and other parties have said that the bill is against the fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution, forgetting, that those rights apply only to citizens of India and thus, while it applies to every citizen, it does not apply to say Rohingyas or Pakistani Muslims who are not being given citizenship under the bill.

After the massive furore where AIMIM chief Owaisi even compared the Home Minister to Hitler, Amit Shah presented his counter-arguments. Here are the key statements made by Amit Shah in the parliament after the Citizenship Amendment Bill was tabled and the opposition parties rallied against it tooth and nail.

The Legal Basis for the Bill – Does it violate sections of the constitution?

Home Minister Amit Shah said that he wants to assure the members of the parliament and even the citizens of the country that the Citizenship Amendment Bill does not violate any of the provisions of the constitution. Speaking about Article 11, Amit Shah asked the members of the parliament to read the article in its totality since Article 11 says, “Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part shall derogate from the power of Parliament to make any provision with respect to the acquisition and termination of citizenship and all other matters relating to citizenship”.

On Article 14 being violated by CAB, Amit Shah read out the article. Article 14 essentially speaks about equality before the law or equal protection within the territory of India. Article 14 of the Constitution of India provides for equality before the law or equal protection within the territory of India. The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or equal protection of law within the territory of India. However, Amit Shah pointed out that citizenship has been granted in view of special circumstances in the past to specific communities, specifically to Bangladeshi refugees after 1971 and following the attacks on Indians in Uganda by using the provision of reasonable classifications.

The Country was partitioned on the basis of Religion

Most significantly, Home Minister Amit Shah reminded the opposition leaders that the country was partitioned on the basis of religion. “Why do we need this Bill today? After independence, had Congress not done a partition on the basis of religion, then, today we would have not needed this Bill. Congress did the partition on the basis of religion,” Amit Shah said.

Voted in Favour of Introduction of the Bill

After an intense debate on the legal and constitutional merits of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, the Lok Sabha has voted in favour of the introduction of the bill in the parliament. The proposal to introduce the bill in the parliament passed with 293 members of Lok Sabha voting Aye and 82 members voting No. Home Minister Amit Shah then proceeded to introduce the Bill in the Parliament.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

French nationalist leader Marine Le Pen thanks India for support as Pakistan and Turkey lead anti-France sentiments

French Nationalist leader Marine Le Pen has thanked India in her tweet for showing support against anti-French sentiments.

Charlie Hebdo mocks Turkish President Recep Erdogan in its latest cartoons, shows him lifting a skirt of woman wearing ‘hijab’

The front-page caricature of Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo that was released online on Tuesday night depicts Erdogan in a white T-shirt and underpants, drinking a can of beer and lifting up the skirt of a woman wearing a hijab to reveal her naked bottom.

Touseef’s mother called her and asked her to convert to Islam, Nikita Tomar’s family reveals

Tauseef's mother reportedly called Nikita several times asking her to convert to Islam

Delhi resident Sushil slaughtered by knife from meat shop over petty quarrel, four including prime accused Chand arrested

Shahnawaz, Aafaq, Chand and Haseen stab Sushil and his two brothers in north-west Delhi.

Tamil Nadu: Thol Thirumavalavan’s VCK members stab an office-bearer of Hindu organisation Indu Makkal Katchi

Manikandan, who is critical after sustaining injuries, has been admitted to the Dindigul Government Hospital and is currently undergoing intensive treatment.

Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash goes untraceable after NCB raids her house, seizes drugs including charas

The NCB carried out raids at Karishma’s Versova residence and recovered 1.7 grams of charas and at least 2 bottles of CBD oil.

Recently Popular

Faridabad: A month after college student Nikita files molestation complaint against Taufeeq, he shoots her dead

As per reports, the accused initially wanted to abduct the victim but killed her when she resisted him.

Nikita Tomar murder: Taufeeq was pressurising her to embrace Islam family alleges

On Monday, 21-year-old Nikita Tomar was shot to death in broad daylight outside the Aggarwal college in Ballabgarh, Faridabad

Nikita Tomar murder: Main accused Tauseef belongs to a family of influential Congress politicians from Nuh in Haryana

The prime accused Tauseef's grandfather, uncles and cousin brothers are all infuential Congress politicians from Haryana's Nuh

18-year-old dead as police open fire at Durga Puja Visarjan procession in Munger, Bihar: Here is everything you need to know

An 18-year-old youth has reportedly been killed and several others injured in the firing that took place on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in Munger, Bihar

YouTuber Lakshay Chaudhary levels serious allegations of fraud against Gaurav Wasan of Swad Official whose video on ‘Baba ka Dhaba’ had gone viral

Gaurav Wasan of Swad Official had uploaded a video about the financial difficulties faced by the elderly couple of 'Baba ka Dhaba'.

Two Hindu families see the death of the child, one because she dared to refuse Islam, one, because he wanted to bid goodbye to...

By any measure, the Faridabad incident and the Munger shooting are indeed absolutely shocking.
- Advertisement -

French nationalist leader Marine Le Pen thanks India for support as Pakistan and Turkey lead anti-France sentiments

French Nationalist leader Marine Le Pen has thanked India in her tweet for showing support against anti-French sentiments.

Charlie Hebdo mocks Turkish President Recep Erdogan in its latest cartoons, shows him lifting a skirt of woman wearing ‘hijab’

The front-page caricature of Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo that was released online on Tuesday night depicts Erdogan in a white T-shirt and underpants, drinking a can of beer and lifting up the skirt of a woman wearing a hijab to reveal her naked bottom.

Touseef’s mother called her and asked her to convert to Islam, Nikita Tomar’s family reveals

Tauseef's mother reportedly called Nikita several times asking her to convert to Islam

Delhi resident Sushil slaughtered by knife from meat shop over petty quarrel, four including prime accused Chand arrested

Shahnawaz, Aafaq, Chand and Haseen stab Sushil and his two brothers in north-west Delhi.

Tamil Nadu: Thol Thirumavalavan’s VCK members stab an office-bearer of Hindu organisation Indu Makkal Katchi

Manikandan, who is critical after sustaining injuries, has been admitted to the Dindigul Government Hospital and is currently undergoing intensive treatment.

Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash goes untraceable after NCB raids her house, seizes drugs including charas

The NCB carried out raids at Karishma’s Versova residence and recovered 1.7 grams of charas and at least 2 bottles of CBD oil.

Watch: Moment when firing broke out and an eyewitness who narrates exactly what happened

The horrific violence that broke out during Durga Visarjan in Munger, Bihar last night has left people wondering as to what transpired that led to the death of an 18-year old boy and left many injured

ABP quotes uncle of murderer Tauseef to whitewash the religious angle in the heinous murder of Nikita Tomar

Javed Ahmed out rightly denied any angle of religious conversion in the Nikita Tomar murder and said that he respected all religions.

Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions receives show cause notice for dumping garbage, bio-medical waste used during a film shoot in Goa on roadside

Goan activists threatened of taking Dharma Productions and Karan johar to court for breaking the laws of the land.

Weeks after being targeted by opposition parties and media for allegedly favouring BJP, Ankhi Das quits Facebook

Ankhi Das was mired in controversy lately after a WSJ article accused Facebook India of showing bias towards BJP.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
469,849FollowersFollow
19,400SubscribersSubscribe