AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has accused Narendra Modi government of misleading people on the issues of Citizenship Act, National Population Register and National Register of Citizens. In an exclusive interview with News Nation, Owaisi said that NPR and NRC are two sides of the same coin. Owaisi explained his stand on various issues including the violence during the anti-CAA protests and reasons opposing NRC and NPR. When asked whether opposing a law passed by Indian Parliament was right, Owaisi gave the example of Emergency saying CAA was a black law and there was not anything anti-national in protesting against it.
Here are the highlights of Asaduddin Owaisi's exclusive interview with News Nation's Anurag Dixit.
Who is an infiltrator or who is not- that should not be decided based on religion. Government should not divide India in Hindu-Muslim: Owaisi
The Citizenship Act is a black law. There is nothing anti-India in opposition a black law. Everyone came together to oppose Emergency. This also such a time: Owaisi
These people should be ashamed of using Mahatma Gandhi's name to justify Citizenship Act. Nathu Ram Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi because he supported Hindu-Muslim brotherhood and peace: Owaisi
Muslims of India are not scared, we only fear the Almighty. We are not opposing Citizenship Act for exclusion of Muslims. We are opposing destruction of the spirit the Constitution: Asaduddin Owaisi
If Bengali Hindus in Assam are refugees, how come Bengali Muslims are infiltrators: Owaisi
UP CM Yogi Aditynath talks about taking vengence. This should not be the language of a chief minister: Owaisi
If anyone is shouting pro-Pakistan slogans, then arrest them. However, a police official should not ask people to go to Pakistan: Asaduddin Owaisi on Meerut SP (City) asking protesters to go to Pakistan
I condemn every type of violence- whether by protesters or by police: Asaduddin Owaisi
Any protest should not be violent. However, why media is not showing violence done by police. Many innocents have been killed or injured by police action: Asaduddin Owaisi
Anyone can object about anyone's citizenship under NRC. While non-Muslims will get citizenship under CAA, Muslims will lose citizenship if their name does not feature in NRC: Asaduddin Owaisi
NRC and NPR are two sides of a single coin. If they are not related then government should say that it won't implement nationwide NRC: Asaduddin Owaisi
Narendra Modi government is misleading people on Citizenship Act, NRC and NPR, says Asaduddin Owaisi