Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is the law of the country and it will be implemented at an appropriate time. He was speaking at the programme ‘Agenda Aaj Tak’.
“CAA is the law of the country. It is an instrument to do justice to our brothers and sisters from the Hindu faith and the other six religious minorities who were religiously persecuted in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other countries mentioned. I want to assure the people of the country that the CAA is the law of the country, and it will certainly be implemented. CAA will not take away anybody’s citizenship,” Shah said while speaking with India Today Journalist Rahul Kanwal at the programme.
“False propaganda was peddled among the minorities and especially the Muslims in India that the CAA would take away their citizenship. No one’s citizenship is cancelled by the CAA. The CAA is not the law to take away anyone’s citizenship. It is a law that gives citizenship,” he said.
When asked when it (CAA) will be implemented, Shah said, “You will get to know when it will be implemented. You need not worry. It will be implemented at an appropriate time, and it will certainly be implemented.”
The CAA was passed by the Parliament on December 11, 2019, and the Presidential nod was received the next day. It was notified by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. However, the Centre is yet to frame rules for it.