Let’s talk about CAB:
The Act seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
A person belonging to any of these faiths from the three nations can apply for Indian citizenship after six years of residence in the country, without having to prove his/her birth.
It covers people who were “forced or compelled to seek shelter in India due to persecution on the ground of religion..”. The Act aims to protect these people from proceedings against them in the claim of illegal migration.
People who have entered India on or before December 31, 2014, are eligible of citizenship, as per the proposed changes while the previous law had made it mandatory for people to have resided for a minimum of 11 years in the country to be eligible for citizenship.
Let’s talk about NRC:
The National Register of Citizens, the process of which has been recently completed in Assam, looks to remove illegal immigrants from India.
According to NRC, a person, to be eligible to be a citizen, would have to prove that either they or their ancestors were in India on or before March 24, 1971, the eve of the Bangladesh War. The war of liberation had begun in Bangladesh the next day, which sent thousands of refugees to India.
The CAB has to be viewed along with the NRC, which, in Assam, has already excluded 19 lakh people, of whom 13 lakh are Hindu. This is now being touted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah as a template to be applied across India. To be considered citizens, NRC calls for documents as old as seven decades, and proof that a person, and their three generations, have been living in India.
The BJP was initially very enthusiastic about the NRC, but now it is in a Catch 22 situation, since a large number of Hindus, mainly Bengali-speaking people, have been excluded in Assam. Hence, CAB is being brought in to allow the left out non-Muslims to apply for citizenship.
Now I’ll tell you why your politics disgusts me. You don’t give a damn about my country’s development, all you care is your vote bank. You say that this CAB is a humanitarian act, you say that you’re trying to aid those minorities who’re trying to escape religious persecution in Muslim majority nation.
Who are you trying to fool?
It is evident that all you’re doing is securing your vote bank.
Don’t you understand that we have bigger problems in our country.
Let’s talk about one such problem.
Our farmers are in pain because they aren’t getting proper value for their crops.
Sit with a farmer and you’ll understand how difficult it is, when you have to sell your crops in a batch of 20 kg and still get the price of just 1 kg.
Let me give you an example, imagine you pay 100 rupees for a kg of onion, the farmer gets 100 rupees for 20 kg of the same crop. This happens because most farmers don’t have access to cold storage facilities and that’s why they’re forced to sell their crops in a batch of 20 kgs.
You spend thousands of crores on a fucking statue, you spend thousands of crores to identify who’s an Indian, you’re gonna spend another few crores to build a mosque or a temple or for that matter any place of worship, but when it comes to solve real time problems, you become an ostrich to these problems.
Imagine, if you had spend even half of the amount to build cold storage facilities for farmers, how big a change that would have been.
I am pleading to you, please don’t waste your time and our money to secure your vote bank, rather invest your time to solve real time problems, because if you’re able to solve atleast one of the many problems prevailing in our country, you won’t have to get into appeasement politics.