New Delhi (HRNW): A new Citizenship Law enacted by India’s federal government in early December 2019 has triggered widespread protests across the country. The Law grants Indian citizenship to persecuted minorities – Hindus, Parsis, Christians, Buddhists, Jains in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, barring Muslims.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet and party colleagues have been blaming some opposition leaders for misleading minorities on the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA). The party had launched a nation-wide outreach programme to dispel misinformation on CAA.
Shah blamed the Congress Party for the riots that took place across the country during protests after the passage of the law.