Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed to give respect to those who fled to India as refugees: PM Modi 

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 15, 2019, 05.14 PM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

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The prime minister said the Congress party and their allies are giving silent support to the incidents of violence over Citizenship Amendment Act. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in both the Houses of Parliament to "give respect to those who fled to India and were forced to live as refugees".

The prime minister's remarks came during an address in Dumka, Jharkhand. 

"Congress and their allies are creating a ruckus. They are doing arson because they did not get their way. Those who are creating violence can be identified by their clothes," PM Modi said. 

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The prime minister said the Congress party and their allies are giving silent support to the incidents of violence over Citizenship Amendment Act

"These scenes are strengthening the country's confidence that Modi, Parliament and the government have saved the country by bringing the Act," he stated. 

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"For the first time, the Congress party has done what Pakistan has been doing for long. What can be more shameful than that? Will any Indian stage a demonstration outside any Indian embassy in other countries," asked Modi, while addressing an election rally.

As a part of its Bharat Bachao Rally, the Congress party staged protests outside Indian embassies across the world to highlight the problem of unemployment, slump in the economy, and distressed farmers in the country on Saturday. 

Parts of the northeast, states like Nagaland and Meghalaya, are facing curfew as unrest prevails over the Citizenship Amendment Act. 

Protest have also gripped the national capital and parts of West Bengal.