Telangana News: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi Sunday said his will continue to oppose implementation of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) alleging that the legislation is fueled by religious bias and goes against the essence of India.
“This is a wrong law. It goes against the essence of India and is formed purely based on religion. CAA cannot be seen alone. It has to be seen with NPR-NRC. Those Hindus and Sikhs living in Pakistan and Afghanistan can come here; we have never opposed them. A long-term visa allows them to become Indian citizens through a process,” Owaisi said.
The Hyderabad MP alleged that the CAA aims to “harass” the minorities such as Muslims, Dalits, and the poor of the country.
“During the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) government, we also got a resolution passed in the assembly that the government will conduct a census but NRC-NPR will not be allowed here,” he said.
“It aims to harass Muslims, Dalits and the poor. AIMIM has always been against CAA and will continue to oppose it,” the AIMIM chief added.
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