Amid the unabated protests against the newly amended Citizenship Act across the country, Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on December 30th, 2019, said that the law does not violate any existing provisions of the Indian Constitution.
“The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 does not violate any existing provisions of the Indian Constitution, including Article 14. The present bill uses the same reasonable classification to help religiously persecuted minorities. #IndiaSupportsCAA,” Singh wrote in a tweet as part of the social media campaign launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30th, 2019.
Meanwhile, the Assam CM Sarbananda Sonwoal said that the wrongs of partition can be undone by the newly enacted law. “CAA fulfils our civilisational obligation of protecting persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The wrongs of Partition can be undone by accepting these people, who, for decades, have lived among us in peace and harmony,” Sonowal said.
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