Home Minister Amit Shah late on Monday (9 December) began his reply in the Lok Sabha to the preceding discussion which took place with regards to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
While speaking in the lower house, Shah questioned the “learned men” present in the opposition as to why does India have laws pertaining to minority institutions if the CAB by their argument, violates Article 14.
As per reports, Shah argued that reasonable classifications in the Article ensures that the bill is not against the constitution.
“Number of minorities in Pakistan reduced from 23 per cent to 3 per cent. Number of minorities in Bangladesh has gone down too. These minorities need to be protected”, asserted Shah.
He also added that in from 1991 to 2011 the Hindu population in India has gone down from 84 per cent to 79 per cent and Muslim population rose from 9.8 per cent to 14.23 per cent.
This as per Shah proves that India has not discriminated on the basis of religion. He later also added that India will never accept Rohingyas.
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