Bhopal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Monday, said that protestors raising anti-national slogans will be put behind bars very soon. Shah, addressing a rally in Jabalpur, said that those who raise slogans against India will be put in jails.
This warning came amid outrage and ongoing protests in the country against the newly amended citizenship act.
Targeting the protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Home Minister said, "Some students raised anti-national slogans, 'Bharat Tere Tukde Honge Ek Hazar, Inshaallah Inshaallah' at JNU. Shouldn't they be put in Jail? Those who would raise any such anti-national slogans will immediately be sent behind bars."
Such a reaction came from Amit Shah for the first time since the protests against CAA came into force. Shah was addressing the CAA outreach rally in Jabalpur. Meanwhile, the Centre has also planned a widespread awareness campaign to make people understand the Citizenship amendment act and the NRC. The Home Minister is also scheduled to carry out a door-to-door campaign for CAA.
Beside giving stern warning, the Shah also targeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, challenging the two leaders to point out a single provision in the CAA that could take away anyone's citizenship right in India.
The BJP chief attacked the Congress saying that the party divided the nation after Independence and is now misleading the youth on CAA. Congress and opposition parties are misleading the nation on CAA and instigating the minorities.
Justifying CAA, Amit Shah said, "After partition, there were 30 per cent Hindus in both East and West pakistan (now Bangladesh). Today, there are only 3 per cent Hindus in Pakistan and 7 per cent Hindus in Bangladesh. I want to ask the blind and deaf Congress leaders, where have the Hindus, Sikhs and Sindhi brothers gone? Where have the fishermen of Bangladesh gone?."
Shah stated that it was Mahatma Gandhi's words that all those people were the citizens of India and they would be welcomed here when they want to return. The former PM Jawaharlal Nehru had also promised them Indian Citizenship. We are just fulfilling the promises made by our idol leaders."
The UHM also took up the Ram Mandir issue and said that a sky-high temple will soon be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in four months. He challenged the Congress to stop the construction of the Ram Mandir. "Should Ram Mandir be built or not? Congress leader and advocate Kapil Sibbal does not want it to be made. Sibal Bhai, stop the construction of Ram Mandir, if you can. A sky-high Ram Temple is going to come up within the next four months," Shah stated.