CAA and NRC not anti-Muslim, says RSS chief in Assam | India News – Times of India

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GUWAHATI: The Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC are neither anti-Hindu nor anti-Muslim — they have been linked to religion only to gain political mileage, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Wednesday.
“CAA and NRC have not been framed against any Indian citizen. A citizen who happens to be a Muslim won’t be a loser because of CAA,” Bhagwat said. “In post-Independence history, during the Nehru-Liaquat pact, there was an assurance that minorities would be taken care of. We are still taking care of the minorities, but Pakistan is not.”
He argued that every government across the world documents their respective country’s population profile through “NRC-like” exercises. “NRC is about information on citizens living in the country as residents. We should know the movement of those who have arrived with visas as guests and those who sneaked out without permission.” He said though the NRC exercise was not against the interest of any Indian, it was being analysed through the prism of politics. Bhagwat accused a section of people of “spinning a narrative along communal lines” around NRC and CAA. “They have made the NRC-CAA a Hindu-Muslim issue.” He harked back to Partition to trace the roots of the refugee problem that he said still haunts the country.





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