Brought CAA to correct historical injustice: Modi at NCC rally

Prime Minister says the act was also implemented to fulfill the BJP's old promise to religious minorities in neighbouring countries

Slamming Pakistan, Modi said the neighbouring country has lost three wars, but continues to wage proxy wars against India. Photo: ANI

Stressing that the government has brought the the Citizenship (Amendment) Act to correct “historical injustice”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (January 28) said the BJP has to fufill its “old promise” to religious minorities living in neighbouring countries.

While speaking at the Annual Prime Minister’s National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, Modi attacked the opposition for opposing the CAA.

He said the problem in Jammu and Kashmir has persisted since Independence and some families and political parties kept issues in the region “alive”, as a result of which terrorism thrived there. He said the present government has been trying to solve decades-old problems plaguing the country.

Stating that the country is progressing with youthful thinking, Modi said, “Several speeches were given but when our armed forces used to ask to take action, they used to be refused. Today there is ‘yuva soch’, country is progressing with youthful thinking. So, it does surgical strike, airstrike and teaches lesson to terrorists after entering their house.”

Slamming Pakistan, the prime minister said the neighbouring country has lost three wars, but continues to wage proxy wars against India. Previous governments, he said, treated the problem as a law and order issue.

“But even when out armies would ask for action, they would not go ahead,” he said, slamming the “inaction” of previous governments at the Centre. He also said that currently, not only J&K, but other parts of the country are also peaceful and the government has managed to address the aspirations of the northeast region which were neglected for decades.

Listing out the achievements of the government, the prime minister referred to the Bodo agreement, Triple Talaq, abrogation of Section 370 in Jammu and Kashmir among them.

Earlier, Modi presented the awards to the best cadets, at National Cadet Corps rally at Cariappa Parade Ground.

(With inputs from agencies)