New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party government is reaching out to people in an effort to create awareness about the controversial amended Citizenship Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now sought support for the law through social media. The PM has created a hashtag #IndiaSupportsCAA and has reasserted that it won't take anyone's citizenship away.
PM Modi has taken a step over microblogging site Twitter to reach out to citizens of the country and seek support for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.
#IndiaSupportsCAA because CAA is about giving citizenship to persecuted refugees & not about taking anyone’s citizenship away.— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) December 30, 2019
Check out this hashtag in Your Voice section of Volunteer module on NaMo App for content, graphics, videos & more. Share & show your support for CAA..
The PM has also tweeted that more and more people should come forward and support the citizenship (Amendment) Act while using the hashtag '#IndiaSupportsCAA' in their voice section of volunteer module on Namo app for content, graphics, videos and more.
Do hear this lucid explanation of aspects relating to CAA and more by @SadhguruJV.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2019
He provides historical context, brilliantly highlights our culture of brotherhood. He also calls out the misinformation by vested interest groups. #IndiaSupportsCAA https://t.co/97CW4EQZ7Z
The PM has also shared the video of spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev, talking about the CAA. PM Modi wrote "He provides historical context, brilliantly highlights our culture of Brotherhood He also calls out the misinformation by vested interest groups."
It is to be mentioned that the saffron party has begun a nationwide outreach and plans to connect with 3 crore families, after the massive protest swept India, since Parliament cleared the CAA 2019, earlier this month. The protests took a toll on lives of at least 20 people.
"The law for the first time makes religion a test of citizenship in the country" stated some critics, while the government is of the view that the law will help the persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Criticisms about the law have come up stating that admitting illegal migrants as citizens on the basis of religion violate the fundamental rights to life and equality. The BJP, however, has said that it will include several hundred rallies and more than 250 press conferences to clear misconceptions about the law and spread awareness. The outreach decision is in line with the suggestion by the Supreme Court, who had asked the centre to consider using audio visual media medium to make citizens aware about the amended act.