"This will lead to another partition...this bill is against the Constitution of India and disrespect to our freedom fighters. I tear the bill, it is trying to divide our country," Owaisi said in Lok Sabha.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday tore apart a copy of Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha and said that it will lead to another partition of the country. Vehemently opposing the Bill, he said: “This will lead to another partition…this bill is against the Constitution of India and disrespect to our freedom fighters. I tear the bill, it is trying to divide our country.”
Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 in Lok Sabha: Ye aur ek partition hone ja raha hai…This bill is against the Constitution of India and disrespect to our freedom fighters. I tear the bill, it is trying to divide our country. https://t.co/aQ2LFl5jG8
Earlier in the day, Owaisi had compared Home Minister Amit Shah for bringing amendments to Citizenship Bill. He also appealed the speaker to save the country from the new law.
“I appeal to you (Speaker), save the country from such a law and save Home Minister also otherwise like in Nuremberg race laws and Israel’s citizenship act, Home Minister’s name will be featured with Hitler and David Ben-Gurion,” he had said.
Home Minister Amit Shah today tabled the bill for passage in Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to grant citizenship to six identified minority communities namely Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Several opposition parties including Congress opposed the bill calling it discriminatory. Speaking on the bill, Manish Tewari said that it is against Article 14, Article 15, Article 21, Articles 25 and 26 of the Indian constitution. He further said that this bill is “unconstitutional and against the basic right of equality”.