Citizenship law is applicable only on persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, says UP Law Minister

Lucknow, January 07: A section of lawyers of Lucknow High Court came out in full support of Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) on Tuesday.

Awadh Bar Association of Lucknow High Court on Tuesday organised a seminar on CAA in which Uttar Pradesh’s law minister Brajesh Pathak was the chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, Brajesh Pathak clarified that CAA is applicable on Indian citizens. He said, “ Citizenship law is applicable only on the persecuted minorities, including Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Christian and Paris of the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. This law will be not applied on the India citizens.”

Attacking on the opposition, Pathak said that Congress, SP and BSP are only misguiding the Muslims on the issue of CAA. They are creating a sense of fear among them regarding CAA.

Minister humbly urged the section of lawyers to clear the doubts about CAA by reaching out to the public.

President of the Bar Association, Anand Mani Tripathi condemning the riot during anti-CAA protest said those who were violently protesting the amendment in the constitution, perhaps know how many times Constitution has been amended.

Additional advocate general Kuldeep Pati Tripathi accused political parties for spreading wrong information about CAA across country.

High court lawyer, Nusrat Jahan also spoke in the seminar and tried to remove the misconceptions among Muslims on CAA.

Rishb Tripathi, joint secretary, Bar Association coordinated the seminar.

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