WB BJP vice-president wants Muslims included in CAA

WB BJP vice-president wants Muslims included in CAA

Chandra Kumar Bose. PTI file photo

The West Bengal BJP leadership were in a spot on Tuesday as state BJP vice president and the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Chandra Kumar Bose argued in favour of bringing Muslims under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). His stand is in complete contradiction to that of contradiction to the of the BJP leaders who have strongly supported the inclusion of five non-Muslim communities in CAA.

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“If Muslims are not being persecuted in their home country they would not come, so there's no harm in including them. However, this is not entirely true- what about Baluch who live in Pakistan & Afghanistan? What about Ahwadiyya in Pakistan?” tweeted Bose.

Referring to the alleged persecution of the Ahmadiyya and Baluch community in Pakistan and Afganistan he said that the argument that Muslims are being persecuted in their “home countries” is not true.

“If Muslims are not being persecuted in their home country they would not come, so there's no harm in including them. However, this is not entirely true- what about Baluch who live in Pakistan & Afghanistan? What about Ahwadiyya in Pakistan?” tweeted Bose.

He further stated in another tweet that one should not compare India with any other country as it is nation open to all communities.

“Don't equate India or compare it with any other nation- as it's a nation Open to all religions and communities,” tweeted Bose

Without directly mentioning them he questioned the BJP leadership’s claim by stating that if CAA has nothing to do with any religion then why are the names of certain communities are being mentioned in the Act.

“If #CAA2019 is not related to any religion why are we stating - Hindu,Sikh,Boudha, Christians, Parsis & Jains only! Why not include #Muslims as well? Let's be transparent,” tweeted Bose.