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Post CAB Nod, BJP To Reach Out To Refugees, Explain Benefits

25 members of the Upper House voted in favour of the Bill, while 105 MPs voted against the Bill

Mumbai: In a view of huge protest took place in various states against Citizenship Amendment Bill, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to kick-start a massive outreach programme to reach out to these communities so as make them aware about their rights and privileges.

According to ANI sources, it has been reported that as part of the outreach program of this outreach program, refugee communities and public awareness campaigns will be conducted in different parts of the country where the refugee communities are settled.

It has been reliably learned that camps and populations of such minorities have been asked to submit a detailed plan on this outreach program as soon as possible to all elected representatives of the settled areas.

Also Read: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Passed By Rajya Sabha With 125-105 Votes

Sources also said that the BJP will have access to these communities so that they can be made aware of the welfare measures initiated for them by the Narendra Modi-led government.

“They will be told that this law will now enable them to live with dignity in their native country. They will be made aware of the simplified process of obtaining citizenship and will also be told about their rights in the country which provided them relief and shelter,” ANI quoted its sources saying.

Also Read: Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 Is Not Anti-Muslim Bill: Amit Shah

The CAB was approved by Parliament after it was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. 125 members of the Upper House voted in favour of the Bill, while 105 MPs voted against the Bill. Shiv Sena did not participate in voting.

Sources said the quick implementation of the move is likely to generate goodwill for the party and strengthen its ties with marginalized communities, awaiting citizenship rights, forever.

The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.

(With ANI Inputs)

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