New Delhi, Jan 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it was the responsibility of the Indian Government to give citizenship to the people persecuted in the name of faith in the neighbouring countries, including Pakistan.
At the National Cadets Corps rally here, the Prime Minister said that it is necessary for the youth of the country to know the truth about the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Since independence, independent India has promised Hindus-Sikhs and other minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan that they can come to India if they need to, he said,
He added that this was also the wish of Gandhiji, this was also the spirit of the Nehru-Liaquat agreement in 1950.
In these countries, people were tortured because of their faith, it is the responsibility of India to give them asylum, give them citizenship of India, Modi said. (UNI)