New Delhi, Dec 11: Senior Congress Leader Kapil Sibal and Rajya Sabha leader on Wednesday specifically targeted Home Minister Amit Shah, saying that “Two-nation theory is not Congress theory. It was perpetrated by Savarkar” and further said that this Citizenship Amendment Bill gives legal colour to the two nation theory.
Putting arguments during a debate in the Rajya Sabha, Kapil Sibal asked Amit Shah, “the illegal migrants that entered India in 1972, how will this government say they were persecuted. Religion cannot be a factor in considering if a person should be granted citizenship.”
Opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, he said when we asked Advani had said that that those who flee their country due to religious persecution or economic reason or otherwise they are bonafide refugees in India and can’t be treated on par with illegal immigrant and now you are asking illegal migrants to fill the documents that you were prosecuted to get the citizenship.”
How will you prove that they were persecuted. How do you say, how do you know? Kapil SIbal posed a nother question to Amit Shah.
When some of the illegal immigrants came they said they are from India and now your government (Modi led BJP government) is asking them to tell lies by saying that you came from Bangladesh you were persecuted.
What is this government doing with the Constitution of India, First you brought NRC, then removed Article 370. We know your aim you want to know by name the religion of a person.
Retorting to Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement that no Muslim needs to worry over Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, Sibal said that no Indian Muslim is scared of the current regime.
“You made a very objectionable statement earlier. Which Muslim fears you? No Indian Muslim fears from you. Neither I nor any other citizen of the country is scared of you. We fear only from the Constitution of the country,” he said.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement “CAB wouldn’t have been needed if Congress hadn’t allowed partition on basis of religion”: “I don’t understand which history books the home minister has read. The two-nation theory is not our theory. It was perpetrated by Savarkar. Even BR Ambedkar said that instead of being against each other, Jinnah and Savarkar were in agreement that there were two different nations based on religion.”
“I request the Home Minister to withdraw that allegation because we in Congress believe in that one nation, you don’t believe in that.”
Sibal attacked BJP “who have no idea of India cannot protect the idea of India. Don’t convert this country into a Jurassic republic. This Bill weakens the foundation of our culture and ethos,” Sibal said.