Amid 'Hindu Rashtra' Attacks, RSS Breaks Silence On Parliament Passing CAB

General News

RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Thursday congratulated PM Modi and Amit Shah for the passage of CAB in Parliament & described it as a "courageous step"

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Updated On:
RSS

RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament and described it as a "courageous step". Joshi said the stand of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has always been that a Hindu who comes to India because of persecution in another country cannot be termed as an intruder, but a refugee.

The bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Lok Sabha passed it on Monday. Talking to reporters in Nagpur, Joshi dubbed it as a "courageous step" and thanked the BJP-led central government, the Prime Minister and the Home Minister for taking the initiative. 

READ | RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Hyderabad rape: 'Men need to change the way they look at women'

READ | 'Criminal mindset' of jail inmates lessened by rearing cows: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

'Govt has taken a very good step'

"The RSS has always had the stand that a Hindu who comes to India because of persecution in another country cannot be termed as an intruder, but a refugee, and there is a need for these refugees to have a respectable life and common rights in our country. But, a lot of time passed and these refugees had to wait," he said. But, the present government has taken a "very good step" and the minority communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will get a respectable place in India, Joshi said. The bill provides an "assurance" (of a respectable life) to the refugees who come to India, he added.

READ | Uddhav Thackeray cancels waiver to RSS-linked research facility approved by Fadnavis govt

READ | BJP blames TMC for attack on RSS worker, demands immediate arrest of culprits

Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water
SAVE WATER NOW
PEOPLE HAVE PLEDGED SO FAR
DO NOT MISS