Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday spoke to news agency ANI where he talked about some of the burning issues like CAA, NRC, detention camps etc. This will be Home Minister's first interview after PM Modi's 97 minutes speech at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan where he launched scathing attack against the opposition parties for spreading misinformation regarding Citizenship Amendment Act.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought to assuage concerns of Muslims over the amended citizenship law and the NRC, saying both have nothing to do with Indian citizens and slammed his rivals for "inciting" people and trying to divide the country in their bid to target him. Putting up a strong defence of the contentious law, he said at a rally in the national capital that it is about giving rights to persecuted minorities from neighbouring countries and does not snatch anybody's rights.
Launching a scathing attack on opposition parties like the Congress, AAP, TMC and the Left over their protests against the law, he said India had an opportunity to expose Pakistan over its discrimination against minorities but it was lost due to their politics. Modi devoted a considerable part of his nearly 100-minute speech, which he started with the slogan of 'vividhta me ekta, Bharat ki visheshta' (Unity in diversity is India's speciality) , to allay concerns of Muslims and said they should look at his "track record" and not listen to "tape record" of his rivals.
Only illegal migrants will be sent to detention centre: Home Minister Amit Shah to ANI
Detension is a continuous process, there no link between NRC and camps: Amit Shah.
It is possible that some names are missed in the NPR, still their citizenship will not be revoked because this is not the process of NRC. The NRC is a different process. I want to make it clear that nobody will lose citizenship because of NPR.
Home Ministry took all the steps to restore peace in the violence affacted areas: Amit Shah.
Now that the debate of CAA is ending, a new political debate is being built up, revolving around NRC. None of the rumors are true. These are two different legislations and aren't related to each other: Amit Shah.
Opposition parties fear mongering about NRC and NPR: Home Minister Amit Shah.
It is a Constitutional provision to conduct Census every 10 years. No one should think that it will be used for NRC. Minorities, especially, should not fear this. These are two different practices: Home Minister Amit Shah.
There's no proof needed for NPR. No documentation is needed from the people. The Govt is only making a register of information. There's a provision of providing Aadhar in the process, like it was in 2010: Amit Shah.
UPA did the same exercise (NRP) in 2010, then nobody questioned them: Home Minister Amit Shah.
I have already clarified that the CAA is only about providing citizenship, and takes away nothing from anyone. I'm happy that the clarification is reaching out to the people of India and protests are calming down: Amit Shah.
No one questioned the NPR done by the UPA regime in 2010. Why wasn't it questioned then? When we do the same thing, we are questioned. What kind of questioning is this?: Amit Shah.
Opposition parties are spreading misinformation about Citizenship Amendment Act: Home Minister Amit Shah.
There has been upliftment of minorities during PM Narendra Modi's rule. Opposition parties are trying to create an atmosphere of fear so that minorities don’t get all the benefits extended by the govt: Home Minister Amit Shah.
I want to request the CMs of West Bengal and Kerala to not stop CAA. It will include the poor people who would then get benefits from the Central Govt. They should not take take away the benefits extended for the poor: Amit Shah to ANI.
The Citizenship Amendment Act will not take citizenship of anyone: Amit Shah.
On the basis of data available on National Population Register, new schemes will be formulated: Amit Shah
No NPR data will be used NRC: Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
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AIMIM chief Owaisi will always oppose us, still I want to tell him that there is no link between NRC and NPR: Shah
NPR was brought in by the UPA government, says Home Minister Amit Shah.
There is no need to debate on pan-India NRC as there is no discussion on it right now, PM Modi was right, there is no discussion on it yet either in the Cabinet or Parliament: Amit Shah.
Home Minister Amit Shah to ANI: There is no link between National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), I am clearly stating this today.