“CAA and NRC have not been charged with any Indian citizen. An Indian citizen, who is Muslim, will not be a loser because of CAA.” Bhagwat saying. “In post-independence history, during the Nehru-Liaquat pact, there was a guarantee that minorities would be served. We continue to care for minorities, but Pakistan it is not, “he added.
Bhagwat returned to Partition in search of the roots of the refugee problem, which still haunts the country. “The Indians fought together against the British to achieve the goal of a free India. But the partition occurred and the mandate of the people was not taken before dividing the country. The leaders decided and the people accepted,” he said.
Bhagwat said that India is still facing the worst of it, as the victims of partition continue to be driven from their lands. “Who will think of those whose settlements are being invaded for accepting Partition without opposing the leaders? Who will think of them?” he asked, calling it a moral responsibility to house the refugees.
Bhagwat said that India should think about the persecuted population in Pakistan. “During disasters, we offer help to the people of our neighbors, who will not even come to India. How can we shut out the persecuted?” He said, advocating for CAA.
Bhagwat said that all governments in the world document the profile of their citizens through exercises similar to those of the NRC. “NRC deals with information about the citizens who live in the country as residents. We must be aware of the movement of those who have arrived on visas as guests and those who sneaked out without permission,” Bhagwat said.
He said that although the NRC is not against any Indian, the citizenship document is being analyzed in the context of politics because the government has to carry out the task. “When the issue of the NRC moves into the political domain, it will only be discussed to get political mileage,” said the RSS head.
He blamed another section, which would see the narrative along community lines. “They have turned the NRC-CAA into a Hindu-Muslim problem. But citizens need to be aware, as they have the correction tool, which they use every five years,” Bhagwat said.
He also criticized critics, saying that secularism has been in the blood of Indians for 5,000 years and that the Constitution it is secular because those who framed it lived in secular India. “India accepted diversity in culture, food and lifestyle. We do not need to learn secularism, socialism and democracy from the world. It is our tradition, it is in our blood,” he said.
Bhagwat said that since 1930 an attempt has been planned to increase the Muslim population. “There was no terror unleashed on Muslims for coming here and increasing the population. Nor was there an economic problem behind the growth of its population.
It was a well-planned design that with increasing population would establish their hegemony and would one day become Pakistan, “Bhagwat said, claiming the idea was for Punjab, Sindh, Assam and Bengal.
To some extent, he said, the plan succeeded in dividing India, but failed to carry away Assam and was left with half of Bengal and Punjab. “They wanted a corridor through central India, but they couldn’t be successful,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister Himanta Biswa Sarma He said that in India democracy, which has the reputation of being the largest in the world with deep-rooted democratic principles, has the scope to air one’s own alternative voice.