Amidst the opposition of Congress, TMC and some other political parties, the Modi government has become successful in ensuring that the Citizenship Amendment Bill get passed the test in the Parliament. We have explained in detail how this act will address the concerns of those who fled their places from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh in the fear of abduction and rape, forceful conversions and many such harrowing experiences on religious lines.
Nevertheless, some opinion-makers and politicians still continuing their efforts to stoke fear among the citizens over the amendments to the Citizenship act that was accepted by the Parliament. Some journalists are simply promoting ‘hearsay’ through their social media accounts to claim that the Muslim community is uncertain about their future in India, while in reality, the amendment has nothing to do with any community member who is already a citizen of India. Some have turned to ‘Northeast is burning’ narrative. In brief, if you are following certain media and certain sets of people, you may be getting an impression that everything is falling apart over the amendment to the citizenship act.
But here we bring you the picture of joy triggered by the historic decision of the Parliament.
There is also an indication that the unrest in the North-east region may soon be settled as the correct information begins to penetrate and the people there are assured that they will not be burdened with the influx of non-local people. In fact, PM Modi has already tweeted out that assurance.
The Central Government and I are totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2019
Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb has already announced that the protesting groups over amendments to citizenship have withdrawn their indefinite strike after discussions.
Senior leaders of the 'Joint Movement committee Against Citizenship Ammendment Bill' met me and after discussion expressed satisfaction and had announced the withdrawal of indefinite strike called against implementation of #CAB. pic.twitter.com/abWHd1WDlK
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) December 11, 2019
Minister in the Assam govt and a well-known leader of the North-east region Himanta Biswa Sarma has factually rebutted the scaremongering by the likes of Rahul Gandhi, showing how the demography was changed in the region under Congress rule which actually delivered a massive blow to local culture.
Rahul Ji are you aware that during @INCIndia regime indigenous communities of Assam have become minority. Infilitrated Bangladeshi Muslims in Assam constitutes 36% of population.They speak no Assamese language & influence 45 assembly seats. Is that not ALSO ethnic cleansing? https://t.co/RMcCGTkM0q
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 11, 2019
Now let’s see some moment of joys which might have underplayed in the mainstream media.
ANI reported this heart-warming story of a Hindu woman living as a refugee in Delhi named her newborn ‘Nagarikta’ in celebration of the amendment to the citizenship act.
Delhi: A Pakistani Hindu refugee woman living at Majnu ka Tila today named her two-day old daughter 'Nagarikta'. The woman said, "It is my earnest wish that the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 Bill passes in Parliament". The Bill was passed in Parliament today. pic.twitter.com/JsT17rrSEz
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2019
Deccan Herald reported at length how the refugees in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer have erupted into joyous celebration as they saw Lok Sabha passing the CAB on December 10.
ANI also captured the celebration among refugees in Delhi as the Rajya Sabha passed the CAB on November 11.
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2019
Here are some more reports:
ABP news has reported that the people from Sikh community who came from Afghanistan expressed joy after passing the of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha. It quoted them saying, “Despite living in India for thirty years, many difficulties were being faced. Now we will get freedom from stay visas, home, job, travel obstacles.”
The only way to counter all the negativities that have been pushed forward by certain section is to share more and more of these facts and experiences.