New Delhi: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Saturday said that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will complete the promises made by Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru to the victims of partition who were suffering religious persecution in Pakistan.
“NRC was introduced in 1985 for Assam by the Congress government at the centre. The decision to make it a pan-India regulation was taken in 2003. Congress party introduced this policy. Today, CAA has been brought to fulfill the promises made by Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru to the victims of partition who were suffering religious persecution in Pakistan,” Khan told news agency ANI.
“Pandit Nehru said that we are concerned about those who got parted and not been able to participate in our Independence. He said that we will take care of their well-being and they can come to India whenever they want. Pandit Nehru said this because there has been an objective and these people never demanded partition. They are victims of partition. Mahatma Gandhi on July 7,1947, said that the Hindus and Sikhs living in India should provide them with resources to lead a decent life in India,” he added.