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Congress, AAP responsible for anti-CAA riots: Amit Shah

Amit Shah said "nobody's citizenship will be revoked under the Citizenship Amendment Act... it's an act to give citizenship. These parties are responsible for the riots which broke out... especially Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 6, 2020 2:12:29 pm
Amit Shah said at an event in the national capital where he was inaugurating a bicycle track. Amit Shah said at an event in the national capital where he was inaugurating a bicycle track.

Home Minister Amit Shah Monday said the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress were misleading minorities of the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act and they were responsible for the riots in the national capital.

“Nobody’s citizenship will be revoked under the Citizenship Amendment Act… it’s an act to give citizenship. These parties (Congress, AAP) are responsible for the riots which broke out… especially Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi,” Shah said at an event in the national capital where he laid the foundation stone for a bicycle track.

Referring to the 2016 JNU incident, Shah said Kejriwal was not giving sanction to the Delhi Police to arrest students who allegedly raised ‘anti-India’ slogans.

“Students who raised anti-India slogans should be put behind the bars or not? But Kejriwal (Delhi CM) is not giving sanction to Police to prosecute them,” Shah said.

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The Home minister’s remarks come a day after goons armed with rods and sticks raided the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and attacked students and professors, leaving several seriously injured.

According to eyewitnesses present in the campus, there were at least 100 – mostly outsiders and belonged to the ABVP – a charge denied by the RSS student outfit.

Eyewitnesses also accused the Delhi Police of failing to stop the violent mob from entering the campus despite several calls from the university as well as students and teachers.

Shah ordered the Delhi Police – that reports to him – to hold an inquiry into the incident. The investigation has this morning been handed over to the Crime Branch unit of the Delhi Police.

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