New Delhi: Soon after Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the Rajya Sabha and replied to all discussions on Delhi violence and CAA, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the Opposition leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal were unable to state any clause in the Citizenship Amendment Act that takes away the citizenship of any Indian. Also Read - After BJP, Now Congress Releases List of Candidates For Rajya Sabha Polls
Prasad said that the Union Home Minister in his effective reply during a discussion in Rajya Sabha has cleared all misgivings about the CAA and the National Population Register. Also Read - No Document Needed For NPR, Giving Extra Information Optional: Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha
Talking about the need of documents for NPR, Prasad said the Central government has again and again clearly stated that no documents will be required for it. Also Read - Delhi Violence: ‘Over 1922 Rioters Identified, Will Make Them Pay For Damage,’ Says Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha
“Amit Shah ji today in his effective response dispelled all misgivings about CAA and NPR,” Prasad said. He also stated that Opposition, including the Congress, should now stop spreading their untruth and false narrative over CAA and NPR.
While replying to discussions in Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah talked about the National Population Register and said that no document will be sought for updating the NPR. He also said that giving some additional information has also been made optional.
He also assured the members in the House that no one needs to fear about the NPR as no one will be marked doubtful in the updating process.
“I am again repeating that no documents will be needed for the National Population Register (NPR). All the information asked is optional. Nobody has to fear from the process of NPR. There will be no ‘D’ (doubtful) category,” he said.
Saying that a false propaganda has been spread on the issue of CAA, he said that the legislation will not take away anyone’s citizenship.
“I reiterate to my Muslim brothers and sisters that false propaganda is being spread on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This Act is not to take anyone’s citizenship but to give citizenship,” he added.