People Shouldn't Have Misconception About Citizenship Law, Says Rajnath Singh
On a day's visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Singh visited the residence of Justice Khem Karan here to mobilise support for the Citizenship Amendment Act.
File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Lucknow: Union minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Sunday said people should not have any misconception about the amended citizenship law.
On a day's visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Singh visited the residence of Justice Khem Karan here to mobilise support for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
"Our party has decided to give a message to the people that they should not have any misconceptions about CAA. The Indian culture teaches us 'Sarvdharma Sambhav' and a Hindustani cannot discriminate on lines of caste and religion," he said.
His visit comes days after widespread violence during protests against the law, which officials said left 19 persons dead.
The message of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family) had gone from India to the entire world, Singh said, adding "Indian cultural values cannot by violated by our party."
The defence minister also circulated pamphlets on the CAA and requested the media and party workers to go through them.
Asked by mediapersons about the National Register of Citizens, he said the exercise was on in Assam on the directives of the Supreme Court and not on the Centre's initiative.
"NRC is going on only in Assam and work has been completed to some extent. It is going on there on SC directives. There is no order of government in this regard. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has clarified it," Singh said.
Support the daily wage earners who have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to contribute to the cause. #IndiaGives
The daily News18 Coronavirus COVID-19 newsletter - Get your copy here.
Recommended For You
- Akshay Kumar Drives Twinkle Khanna to Hospital Through Deserted Roads, Watch Video
- Kareena Kapoor Shares Taimur's Drawing During Quarantine, Calls Him in-House Picasso
- Kanika Kapoor Tests Coronavirus Positive for Fourth Time, Leaves Family Concerned
- Alia Bhatt Shows Off Pet Photography Skills with Pics of Her Cat and Ranbir Kapoor's Dogs
- Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix Stocking up on Groceries Amid Coronavirus Lockdown: Report