Hubli: Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, revealed that 70% of the refugees in India coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are from dalit community and said that those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is being anti-dalit. He also challenged Rajiv Gandhi to prove that CAA is against Muslims of India.
In a ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ meeting in West Bengal’s Hubli district he said, “70% of these refugees are Dalits. I want to ask the protestors that are against CAA – what will you benefit from protesting against these Dalits? Anti-CAA is anti-Dalit as well.”
The Home Minister also challenged Rahul Gandhi to prove that CAA is anti-Muslim.
Amit Shah said, “I challenge Rahul Gandhi…read the CAA completely, if you find anything that takes away the citizenship of Indian Muslims….our Pralhad Joshi (Parliamentary Affairs Minister) is ready to debate with you.”
He also attacked the opposition leaders for making people go on the roads and colliding with police when there is no clause in CAA that is against Muslims in India.
He said, “There’s no clause in the CAA that takes away the citizenship of Muslims in India. People have been on the roads and collided with the police as well. Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee, Communists, SP, BSP is responsible for this.”