BJP leader said - Afghan crisis shows the importance of CAA in India
Bharatiya Janata Party leader N Ramachandra Rao on Monday said the Afghanistan crisis has demonstrated the importance of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the country. Speaking to news agency ANI, Rao said that religious persecution of Hindus and Sikhs in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan has forced them to leave their homes. He said, 'He will have to leave his house. If not India, where will they go? Looking at the situation in Afghanistan, we can see how important CAA is for our country.
He further said that the people of India will now realize that this step taken by the government will help all those Hindus and Sikhs who are being driven away from Afghanistan. He further said that the government will ensure the evacuation of all Indians stranded in Afghanistan.
Rao's statement on CAA came after Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri's tweet on Sunday. Sharing a news article, Singh had tweeted, "The recent developments in our volatile neighborhood and the way Sikhs and Hindus are going through a painful time, this is precisely why the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act was necessary. '
After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, countries all over the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the war-torn nation. Explain that CAA gives direction to persecuted minorities of Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to get Indian citizenship.
As per the provisions of the Act, the people of these communities who arrived in India by December 31, 2014 due to religious persecution in these three countries will not be treated as illegal migrants but will be granted Indian citizenship.
Opposition parties and several groups have opposed the implementation of the CAA and said that the law, combined with the National Register of Citizens (NRC), targets minorities in India.