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‘CAA’ & ‘NRC’ won’t affect India’s Muslims, claims RSS chief

GUWAHATI: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, who is in Assam on a two-day visit, today said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have nothing to do with the Hindu-Muslim divide.

Adding that no Muslim will face any loss due to the citizenship law, Bhagwat added that minorities have been taken care of in India.

“After independence, the first prime minister of the country had said that minorities will be taken care of, and that has been done so far. We will continue to do so. No Muslim will face any loss due to CAA,” Bhagwat said after launching a book here.

The book titled ”Citizenship debate over NRC and CAA-Assam and the Politics of History” is authored by Gauhati University professor and eminent scholar Nani Gopal Mahanta.

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RSS chief Bhagwat underlined that the citizenship law will provide protection to persecuted minorities in the neighbouring countries – namely, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

“We reach out to the majority communities, too, in these countries during a calamity. So if there are some who wish to come to our country due to threats and fear, we will definitely have to help them out,” Bhagwat said.

Talking about NRC, Bhagwat said that all nations have the right to know who their citizens are.

“The matter is in the political domain as the government is involved in it… A section of people wants to get political mileage by creating a communal narrative around these two issues,” the RSS chief added.

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