Mumbai: Following the ongoing protest in Northeast India over Citizenship Amendment Bill, Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured the protection of Assam people and said that nothing will happen to the culture and language of the northeastern states.
He said, “I assure Northeast states that their culture, social identity, language and political rights will be untouched and Modi govt will protect them.”
Amit Shah, while speaking at a Jharkhand poll rally and lambasted on Congress for misleading the people.
He said, “We have brought the amended Citizenship Act and the Congress got a stomach ache and is fanning violence against it.”
He also said that he has also assured Meghalaya Chief Minister Konrad Sangma. “I assured him (Sangma) to have a constructive discussion on the issues to find a solution,” he said.
The Citizenship Act aims at protecting the interests of the Non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. It has received mixed reviews from the public. While some have accepted the change, others are infuriated over the fact the amended bill presents discrimination on the basis of religion.