Lies & rumors being spread over citizenship bill, Modi tells huge crowd at Delhi rally
Recent unrest over a new citizenship law has been fueled by misinformation spread by opposition parties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed while speaking to supporters who gathered in Delhi.
Tens of thousands of people attended the Sunday rally for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.
Speaking to the crowd, the Indian PM said that protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been “incited” by political parties “spreading rumors” about the legislation, ANI reported.
He accused his rivals of stoking fears that Muslims would be rounded up and sent to detention centers and called on people to read the Act in detail.
“Respect your education, read what is the Citizenship Amendment Act… You are educated,” he said.