In his most direct attack on the Congress and its allies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dared the detractors of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act to protest “Pakistan’s atrocities on minorities for the past 70 years” instead of rising against Parliament.
Modi was addressing a gathering at the Siddaganga Mutt after laying the foundation stone for a museum dedicated to Shivakumara Swami, the late pontiff.
“Those protesting against the Parliament of India, I want to tell them that they need to expose Pakistan’s deeds at the global level,” Modi said. “You should have that guts…to protest and raise your voice against Pakistan’s deeds for the past 70 years. If you want to shout slogans, shout against atrocities against minorities there. If you want to rally, do it in favour of Dalits and the downtrodden who have come from Pakistan. If you want to do dharna, do it against Pakistan’s deeds,” he said.