Indian government is not against minorities

It will definitely affect the poor and the marginalised who do not have a roof over their head.



I strongly condemn with the distorted views in the article 'Minorities have a right to live without fear in secular India' (KT, Dec 16). The Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) doesn't mention the word Muslims nor it is targeting the community. Even the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not target any minorities as it is applicable to every citizen of India. All it is asking people is to verify their citizenship with the required documents.
It will definitely affect the poor and the marginalised who do not have a roof over their head, leave alone the burden of proof to be provided to claim citizenship with the documents. -Gopal Sriniwasan, Dubai
*I feel the author has a one-sided view on this issue and the article lacked objectivity. It failed to state that Citizenship Amendment Act targets only persecuted minorities of three neighbouring Islamic states. It is not for Indian Muslims. While mentioning issues regarding Article 370, the author conveniently dismissed the fact that the demography of Kashmir was changed long time ago when the minority Kashmiri Hindu pandits were terrorized and forced to leave the valley.

- Saket Gupta, Dubai






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