Speeches



Mumbai, 28th Dec, 2019: Salient points of my speech during meeting and press conference at BJP Office in Mumbai today as part of BJP’s nationwide “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” (awareness campaign) on Citizenship Bill, NRC:

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that Muslim is living in India not by “compulsion” but by “commitment” to nationalism.

Addressing a meeting and press conference at BJP office in Mumbai as a part of BJP’s nationwide “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” (awareness campaign) on the Citizenship Bill and the NRC, Shri Naqvi said that “Barrier of Bogus Bashing Brigade” on the Citizenship Bill and the NRC will be broken and the truth will prevail.

Shri Naqvi said that social, religious, constitutional rights of Indian Muslims are absolutely safe.

Shri Naqvi said that there is no question mark or threat to citizenship of any Indian Muslim from the Citizenship Bill or NRC or any other legislation. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led Government has been working with commitment to “Development without Discrimination”. The Modi Government has been working to ensure “happiness in eyes and prosperity in life” of every needy by breaking the barriers of religion and region.

Shri Naqvi said that some political parties and the people with “narrow political interests” are spreading misinformation in a particular section of the society regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC and now the decision to update the National Population Register (NPR). These people are trying to hide the “Mountain of Truth” by “Bushes of Lies”.

Shri Naqvi said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given a clear message regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill and NRC. The Prime Minister has made it clear that “the Citizenship Bill is to provide citizenship and not to take away citizenship of any person”. And NRC, started in Assam in 1951, is limited to Assam only. He has made it clear that there is no question mark or threat to citizenship of any Indian Muslim from the Citizenship Bill or NRC.

Shri Naqvi said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a Bill to provide citizenship to Minorities facing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Bill will provide citizenship only to a person if he or she wants it. As far as giving Indian citizenship to any Muslim from other countries is concerned, related provision is already there in the Indian Citizenship Act 1955.

Shri Naqvi said that while minorities are facing injustice and genocide in Pakistan, the Minorities are an equal partner of development process in India. The welfare schemes of the Modi Government aimed at socio-economic-educational empowerment of Minorities have been most effective.

Shri Naqvi said that “while Pakistan has become a hell for Minorities, India is a heaven for Minorities”. This reality has become as unacceptable for some divisive forces who are involved in conspiracy to weaken our strength of “Unity in Diversity”.

Shri Naqvi said that the people of the country should understand that those defeated in the democracy are now trying to “hijack Loktantra (democracy) through Gundatantra” (anarchy).