Protest Against Pakistan’s Atrocities On Minorities, PM Modi To Anti-CAA Protesters
PM Modi in Karnataka. (Source: Official Twitter handle of Office of the Prime Minister of India)

Protest Against Pakistan’s Atrocities On Minorities, PM Modi To Anti-CAA Protesters

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday slammed the Congress and its allies opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act, saying they are against giving relief to those who have been brutalised and victimised in Pakistan.

"Pakistan was founded on religious grounds due to which atrocities on minorities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Christians have increased. But Congress and its allies don't speak against Pakistan," he said at a function in Karnataka.

He also said the Congress and its allies take out rallies and stage demonstrations against the efforts to prevent atrocities on religious lines and save women from sexual assaults.

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Modi wondered why those opposed to the Citizenship Amendment Act were not speaking out against Pakistan's atrocities and asked what stopped them from doing so.

Strongly defending the Citizenship Amendment Act, he said it was adopted by Parliament in a historic move, but that the Congress and its allies and the ecosystem created by his party's rival were now against the very institution.

He said India cannot leave the Hindus, Christians and Sikhs apparently fleeing Pakistan to "their fate" and added it was the country's responsibility to protect them.

Modi pointed out that the efforts are especially to protect the Dalits and tribals in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister also pointed out that the abrogation of Article 370 was a step towards ending terrorism and uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir.

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