‘Invisible Hindu-Muslim Partition’: Sena Raises Concern Over Citizenship Bill Amid Rumours of BJP
Mumbai: Ahead of tabling of the Declaration (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday, the Shiv Sena has questioned whether”selective acceptance” of Hindu illegal immigrants will act as a cause for a religious war in the country and accused the Centre of seemingly doing an”invisible partition” of both Hindus and Muslims over the bill.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party said”vote bank politics” under the garb of the bill (CAB) is not in the interest of the nation. In an editorial in the party mouthpiece’Saamana’, the Sena also raised the time of the bill saying,”There is no dearth of issues in India today but still we’re encouraging new ones such as CAB. It looks like the Centre has made an imperceptible partition of Hindus and Muslims within the bill”.
The Sena, which includes 18 MPs from the Lok Sabha, also pointed out that the majority of the states from the North East region have opposed the CAB along with Bihar in which the BJP is sharing power with the JD(U), and West Bengal.
The Sena has appealed to Prime Minister Narednra Modi to have a strong action against some neighbouring countries that torture Hindus like he’d shot against Pakistan. “It is true that there is no other country for Hindus except Hindustan. However, by accepting only Hindus one of the prohibited immigrants..will it be a trigger of a spiritual war in the country?” That the Sena questioned.
“If somebody is attempting to perform a vote bank politics beneath the garb of the Declaration (Amendment) Bill then it’s not in the interest of the nation,” it stated.
The Sena, which parted ways with the BJP lately to create a government together with competitions NCP and Congress in Maharashtra, stated the PM has already shown that certain things are”mumkin” (possible).
“He should ensure that these communities won’t need to leave their individual countries with his similar adventuresome actions. This would help in strengthening the nation’s internal security too,” the edit said allegedly referring to the surgical attack and Balakot air attack.
The Sena said the illegal immigrants ought to be sent straight back to their countries of origin. “The specific amount of these illegal immigrants ought to be understood. When it is in lakhs then where are they likely to be settled in India?”
“In Western nations, minority Hindus are treated as second class citizens, girls are kidnapped and assaulted and occasionally you will find forced conversions,” the Sena said.
“Most of those states from the NE area have opposed the CAB besides states like Bihar in which the BJP is sharing power with the JD(U), chiefly since immigrants are viewed as threat to their regional civilization. West Bengal is another significant state opposing the bill,” it said.
The Sena said in providing civic amenities, the amount of illegal immigrants in Maharashtra is already putting a great deal of strain on local bodies. “In such a scenario, states like Gujarat and Karnataka will have to play a significant and humanitarian role to accommodate those immigrants,” the Sena said in a dig at the BJP that is in power in both the countries.
The Sena also fired another veiled barb in the BJP over”non-settlement” of Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir. “It isn’t clear whether they (Pandits) would go back into Jammu and Kashmir even after abrogation of Article 370. Will the Centre resettle the illegal immigrants from neighbouring states in J&K as it’s now officially integrated with the rest of the country?” it asked.