Amit Shah blames opposition parties for inciting riots over CAA

Shah said the Modi government addressed several intractable issues that had festered for 70 years

Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressing a pro-CAA rally in Bhubaneswar | Photo: Twitter

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday (February 28) blamed the opposition parties for spreading false information about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and inciting communal riots.

Addressing a pro-CAA rally in Bhubaneswar, the former BJP chief said people should come out and ask those fomenting trouble to explain which clause of the CAA talked about snatching citizenship of people.

“Opposition parties are spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their Indian citizenship because of the CAA. They are instigating people and fomenting riots,” Shah told the rally. He reasserted that no Indian Muslim will lose citizenship because of the new law.

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He said the Narendra Modi government addressed several intractable issues that had festered for 70 years, including repeal of provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and prevented its integration with the rest of the country.

(With inputs from agencies)

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