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Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses the media during a press conference on CAA and NRC issue at state BJP office, in Patna | Photo: PTI
Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses the media during a press conference on CAA and NRC issue at state BJP office, in Patna | Photo: PTI
Prime Minister on Sunday accused his rivals of stoking fears among people and misleading Muslims over the amended citizenship law, and asserted that his government's schemes have never done any discrimination on the basis of religion. Addressing a rally at Ramlila Maidan here, he said the citizenship law and the proposed Register of Citizens have nothing to do with Indian Muslims. Without naming the rival parties, he said people were incited by those in high positions, who shared fake videos.

Earlier, violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act raged on across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday taking the death toll to 16 in the state, while large-scale vandalism and disruption of rail and road traffic were witnessed in Bihar during a bandh called by the RJD. The Congress, Left and other opposition parties led demonstrations in many states including Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, demanding that the contentious law be scrapped. Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Azad was arrested when he came outside Jama Masjid, where he had taken part in a demonstration on Friday, and was later sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a court.

 

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