Chennai: Speaking in support of Citizenship Amendment Act, BJP leader Ram Madhav on Saturday said that even Austria had amended its law to grant citizenship to Jews.
The stand that persecuted religious minorities fleeing Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh should be accommodated and provided citizenship has been echoed by leaders, including Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Pranab Mukherjee, he said.
“Austria amended its law to grant citizenship to the children, and grandchildren and of Jews,” the BJP leader said at a meeting in Chennai.
“I appeal to our Muslim brethren to not fall prey to false propaganda. The CAA does not apply to any Indian citizen, but only to those coming from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh,” he said.
Madhav added that people coming to India for “genuine reasons” from anywhere can seek citizenship.