05 December, 2020

Govt's Narrative On CAB 'Confusing': Actor Siddharth

"The moment you exclude any rel­igion from the status of being a refugee, you are straightaway going against the Constitution and basic human rights."

Govt's Narrative On CAB 'Confusing': Actor Siddharth
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2019-12-13T13:15:41+05:30

There are two fallacies being perpetrated through this bill. One is that Muslims cannot be persecuted by Muslims. There are many such examples. Everybody knows about the troubled relations between Shias and Sunnis. The second is more dangerous. It’s the assumption that the only religion capable of being authoritarian and oppressive is Islam.

If the government is so caring about people being persecuted, they should also take care of the Rohingyas. There, it suits their arg­ument that Myanmar is not an Islamic country. The moment you exclude any rel­igion from the status of being a refugee, you are straightaway going against the Constitution and basic human rights. It’s dangerous for any country to take that tone. This was reminiscent of Jinnah and Savarkar’s pre-Independence speeches. They were for dividing people on the basis of religion. I don’t see why they are emulating them today.

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