Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday hit out at the Congress and MK Stalin's DMK, accusing them of spreading false information regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Addressing a public meeting in support of the new citizenship law, the union minister said, "Today there are those in the Congress party and DMK who say that CAA is an act to protect the interest of Hindus only. Today I have come here to dispel this myth."
"I can proudly say that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we have ensured the respect of citizenship to be given to those who are persecuted in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan," she added.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 makes it easier for persecuted Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi, Buddhist, and Christian refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, who came to India on or before December 31, 2014, to get Indian citizenship.