Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the people of Assam not to worry about the newly passed Citizenship Amendment Bill, saying no one can take away your rights.
In a tweet on Thursday morning, Narendra Modi said, 'I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB. I want to assure them- no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow."
"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," Modi said in another tweet.
Indian Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 with 125 members voting for it and 105 voting against it.
The bill seeks to fast-track citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim minorities coming to India from three neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The BJP-led central government pushed for the bill arguing that it is India's duty to give these minorities a dignified life.