Actor Sushant Singh, has now asserted that the government will revoke the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Singh, who has been vociferously opposing the Citizenship law, had earlier claimed of losing his job for speaking the ‘truth’ against CAA. The ex-host of the crime-based show, Savdhaan India, once again went on a delusional rant against the law at a protest rally at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on Saturday.
Probably ignorant of the fact that thousands of people are already being granted Indian citizenship under the newly amended Act, Singh asserted that the Centre will have to withdraw the controversial law. Addressing a rally, Sushant Singh said, “I am here to show solidarity with all of you. We will fight and the government will revoke CAA. I salute your resistance and courage.”
“I am happy that Home Minister has said anyone can seek an appointment to meet and discuss CAA with him. I got to know that a Shaheen Bagh protesters are planning to meet him tomorrow,” Mr Singh told reporters. Sushant Singh has also requested the Maharashtra government to not allow National Population Register (NPR) exercise in the state as “it is the first step of NRC”.
All of this when as many as 2,830 people from Pakistan, 912 from Afghanistan and 172 from Bangladesh have been given Indian citizenship in the past six years and hundreds of them were Muslims. In fact, days after enactment of newly amended Citizenship Act, eight Pakistani refugees, who were living in Kota, Rajasthan since 2000, had been given Indian citizenship on December 30.
Though CM Ashok Gehlot had refused to implement CAA and NRC in Rajasthan it is being believed that there is immense pressure being put on the Congress government by the Hindu migrants in the state to consider the implementation of the Act.
Despite all such information being readily available on public platforms, the ultra-left wing intelligentsia of our country has consistently been displaying ignorance and spreading falsehood against the new Citizenship law.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill became an act after it was passed by the Indian Parliament and assented by the President in December last year.
The new Act seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees who came from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan on or before December 31, 2014. It applies to those who were forced to seek shelter in India due to persecution on the ground of religion. It aims to protect such people from proceedings of illegal migration. The cut-off date for citizenship is December 31, 2014, which means the applicant should have entered India on or before that date.
Moreover, those persecuted minorities from these 3 countries who come to India after 2014 using legal means will be granted citizenship after staying in India for 5 years, instead of normal requirement of 11 years.