Conspiracy to create confusion over Citizenship Act & NRC: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

New Delhi: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here yesterday that those people who follow the principle of “Jhuthmeva Jayate” instead of “Satyameva Jayate” are trying to “hijack the truth and peace through malafide misinformation.”

While addressing the Minorities Day programme organised by National Commission for Minorities in New Delhi, Naqvi said that those people who are trying to “hijack peace through rumour and malafide misinformation” should understand that they will fail in their conspiracy, adding that Satyamev Jayate’ will demolish the political propaganda of ‘Jhuthmev Jayate.’

Naqvi said there is no question mark or threat to citizenship of any Indian Muslim or any other citizen due to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which is to provide citizenship and not to take away the citizenship of any person. Minorities in India are an equal partner in development process, Naqvi said, adding that “Conspiracy to create Confusion” by those people who are mixing Citizenship Bill and NRC must be defeated.

Naqvi urged citizens to remain cautious of the “evils of misinformation”, saying that the process of NRC, started in 1951 in Assam, has not been completed yet. Those people who have not found place in the list can appeal to tribunals and also courts, said Naqvi, adding that the Government is also helping such people.

Naqvi said the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB which is now the CAA) is the commitment to providing “humanitarian dignity” to “Inhuman Humiliation”. Rabindranath Tagore had said India is a ‘sea of humanity’, Naqvi recalled, adding that “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” is the Government’s cultural commitment. India has always provided justice to those facing injustice and oppression, the Minister said.

Naqvi also said that besides the Indian Constitution, secularism and tolerance in the DNA of the majority community in India has ensured the safety, prosperity and dignity of minorities in the country, adding that this is the strength of India’s unity in diversity.

Naqvi said India is heaven for minorities while Pakistan is hell for them, observing that while India chose the path of a secular nation after partition, Pakistan chose that of an Islamic nation.

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