Hyderabad: AIMIM Chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi stirred a row when he said, “Amit Shah will be in the league of Hitler” while opposing the Citizenship Amendment bill.

He while speaking during the discussion hour of Lok Sabha pointed out that the bill violates fundamental rights of people and said, “I appeal to the speaker, please save country from such a law and please save our Home Minister, or like Nuremberg Race Laws and Israel’s Citizenship Act, Home Minister’s name will be featured with Hitler and David Ben-Gurion.”

Owaisi stated that secularism is the fabric of our nation and this bill tries to go against it. He said that the bill also violates Supreme Court’s judgement given during the

As a response to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla termed his statement on Amit Shah as unparliamentarily language and said that Owaisi’s statements will not be recorded.

The Trinamool Congress Party, Samajvadi Party, Telangana Rashtra Samithi and Congress clearly stated that they are against the CAB. SP Chief Akilesh Yadav said that the party will oppose the bill at all costs.

Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the bill by saying that the bill is not unconstitutional and he also assured that it is not against any religion. Amit Shah also slammed Congress Party, he said, “Why do we need this Bill today? After independence, if Congress had not done partition on the basis on religion, then, today we would have not needed this Bill. Congress did partition on the basis of religion.”

Meanwhile, the north-eastern states are against the CAB. In Assam people took to streets to protest against the bill. Assam residents have just proved their citizenship under National Registers of Citizens; if the CAB is passed they will again have to prove their citizenship. The bill aims to give citizenship to non-Muslim refugees who fled to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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