FACT ABOUT CITIZENSHIP AMMENDMENT ACT

A few opposition political parties, motivated activists and students who are politicians in the making have launched agitation and protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act enacted by Modi government and approved by parliament.

Impressed by labored false interpretation and misleading propaganda by the critics and without understanding the issues involved in the Act, a few people have also voiced concern about the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Print and visual media in India, most of which are owned or edited by political parties, business houses, religious institutions and motivated activists with pre conceived views, have been giving enormous publicity to the agitations. Such media with sensational and mischievous headings have created an impression in India and abroad , as if India is on fire due to these agitations. Media’s projections make it look to people who do not understand the ground realities that India has become a restless country with a central government having communal agenda.

By not providing an objective analysis of the situation and by not publishing adequately the explanation given by the government and largely publishing views and articles decrying Citizenship Amendment Act, section of Indian media is no more representing the views and thought process of cross section of Indians. It is extremely sad and distressing that section of media publish only articles and views reflecting the preference of the editors and owners. To this extent, section of Indian media is doing great disservice to the cause of ethical journalism and Indian democracy.

A careful study of Citizenship Amendment Act would clearly indicate that it is fair and blemishless and the criticism against it are totally unjustified.

What is the essence of the Indian Citizenship Act ?

The Act clearly says that citizens of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who do not belong to Muslim religion and who claim that they have been persecuted on religious grounds and want asylum in India to save themselves from persecution, would be given Indian citizenship. Muslims have not been covered in this act , since Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have officially declared Islam as the religion of the country and do not make any claim on their commitment to secularism. Citizenship Amendment Act presumes that such Islamic countries will not persecute Muslims on religious grounds and therefore ,the Act has excluded Muslims from eligibility for citizenship in India .

Further, it should be noted that as per the existing law in India, anyone can apply for citizenship in India , whatever may be the religion that they belong to. Muslims are not excluded in this.

A false propaganda is made amongst Muslims that Muslims living in India would be deported from India as per the Citizenship Amendment Act. This is absolutely false and Prime Minister Modi has categorically said that interests of Muslims now living in India would be protected.

However, the false campaign against the Act is continuing largely with section of media support. It should also be noted that number of persons participating in such protests are very few considering the national population. Only a very few students have participated in the protest whereas more than 99% of the students in India are not participating. With technology so much developed , photographs can be taken in such a way that a crowd of one hundred people can make it look like thousands.

For example, in Chennai a handful of women did kolam (sort of decoration made in front of houses and roads using chalk powder) decrying the citizenship Amendment Act. This became the focus of the national print and visual media with opposition political parties and motivated activists trying to call this event as reflecting public opinion.

It is sad that India is now becoming a victim of false campaigns which are highlighted by motivated media and biased activists who seem to be hate campaigners against Modi government.

N.S.Venkataraman
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The biggest mistake and mis understanding that prevails amongst us is that ALL MUSLIMS ARE ANTI NATIONALS . IT IS TOTALLY WRONG . Some important names of freedom fighters who were

Muslims are:
1. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
2. Maulana Hasrat Mohani
3. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
4. Dr. Zakir Hussain
5. Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri
6. Asaf Ali
7. Maulana Mazharul Haque
8. Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew
9. Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi
10. Abid Hassan .We can .

Today we can also enlist many more names from the community who have contributed in the field of Education , Industries and Social service ,besides many other fields.

Before throwing a stone on any one or complaining about the other being having jaundice , introspect well before making any Sweeping Statement .

We can broadly classify the types of Indians only into just 2 sections .

* Good Citizens . There are good Citizens from all religions in India and from all Regions without exeption.

* Bad Citizens : They incluse the Thugs, Rebels , the Radicals , Revolutionaries . Once again from all religions in India and from all Regions without exeption.

GOOD SENSES SHOULD PREVAIL ON US TO KNOW THAT OUR NEIBOURING COUNTRY HAS BEEN MANUFACTURING TERRORISTS TO PROVE A WRONG POINT IN KASHMIR . ATLEAST THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAD THEN DISMEMBERED THE COUNTRY AND CREATED A NEW REPUBLIC THAT IS MORE FRIENDLY THAN PAKISTAN .

I condemn the 2 Barbarians who shot my Brother Wilson the S.S.I. in Kanyakumari Dt. I am sure the entire Muslims Coommunity will lso condemn on these 2 individual Dogs.Just because they belong to the Comunity on Targt in India doesnt mean that ALL MUSLIMS ARE ANTI NATIONALS .

We also shouldn't forget this warning " DON'T GET DISMEMBERE AGAIN " at Pak President by none other than the Greatest of all P.Ms A.B.Vajpayee . He cared for all the Indians irrespective of religion, cast ,language . No one will forget his decision on the Hindi imposition all over India . He cared for evry Citizen in India.

NOW WE SHOULD FOLLOW THE THEN REAL LEADER OF INDIA IN DIRECTING OUR IRE & WOE ON PAKISTAN WHICH IS THE RIGHT APPROACH INSTEAD OF BICKERING ABOUT OUR INDIAM MUSLIMS . If we do that will show our weakness and Strengthen the real Enemy . -Jai Hind more  
Mr. Vijayraghvan, please read my answer properly. I am not at all talking about Muslims from any other Country. I have only mentioned the apprehension of Indian Muslims more  
Muslims are not opposed to citizenship granted to any community that has been persecuted in the neighbouring countries or any other country. The exclusion only of Muslims definitely sounds unfair. But that according to me is not the sticking point. Major issue is coupling of CAA with NRC in not so distant future is suspect. Then, only Muslims who cannot, for whatever reasons, establish their citizenship to the satisfaction of the bureaucracy, will land up in detention centres. CAA protects all others. more  
If you are concerned about Rohingaya muslims, why should they seek asylum in India? Why not stay in Bangladesh or go on to Pakistan which are both Islamic? This gives rise to the suspicion that Muslims just want to increase their numbers in India and make it another Islamic country asap. more  
This is another DEMONITATION

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 19:36 N.S. Venkataraman <support@localcirclesmail.com>
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If the Government is confident that it has no ulterior motives then why is it not engaging those opposed to the bill in a dialogue. Essence of democracy is dialogue with those who disagree with you resulting in one convincing the other about its view point and arriving at a consensus. Branding those opposed to your view as anti-nationals etc etc is definitely not the way forward. No individual or a community as a whole has any divine right to be the only nationalistic people. As an Indian Muslim, let me tell you that nothing is more insulting for me than being branded a Pakistani. We find it as repulsive as the BJP and it's supporters find the term "saffron terrorism" just because of few misdirected people. more  
Can you please list the negatives of CAA? Muslims who are persecuted in a country can seek asylum in an Islamic country. Why should they come to India? Hindus persecuted in our neighbouring Islamic states can be given refuge in our country because it is the only safe option for them. What is your take on Kashmiri Hindus who had to flee murder by your Muslim brothers? Are you quite comfortable with that? more  
Ur view is fully endorsed by me more  
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