Why India should give citizenship to people who are already citizens of Pakistan: Chidambaram counters Modi

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New Delhi, Dec 18 : Responding to Prime Minister’s challenge, Congress leader P Chidambaram asked Narendra Modi what is the purpose of giving citizenship to people who are already citizens of Pakistan?

Further asked whether Modi is disturbed by the values of the students who are protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act and exhibiting their liberal, secular values.

“Why should we give citizenship to people who are already citizens of Pakistan? What is the meaning of such challenges to the opposition,” Mr Chidambaram questioned in tweets.

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dare to the opposition party to “declare openly” that it is willing to make every Pakistani an Indian citizen, in reference to protests against the citizenship law across the country.

“It is gratifying that the students and the young generation are liberal, secular, tolerant and exhibit humanism. Is the government challenging these values,” added the former union minister, who was recently released from prison on bail in a corruption case.

“I want to throw an open challenge to the Congress and its allies,” PM Modi said at the rally in Jharkhand’s Berhait. “If they (Congress and its allies) have the guts, they should openly announce that they are ready to grant Indian citizenship to every Pakistani citizen. Then the country will make them pay… Not just that. If they have the courage, let them say they will restore Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir that Modi removed.”

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