Reality of Citizenship Bill | Opinion by Dhruv Rathee
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Reality of Citizenship Bill | Opinion by Dhruv Rathee

Imagine, for a moment, you’re in an ocean, travelling in a boat. You’re travelling in a boat, alright? Suddenly, you hear a scream When you turn around to look, you see two people in the ocean They’re swimming and signal towards you to help You turn your boat towards them They scream and tell you to save them as their boat had capsized Take us back to our homes! You turn around and look at your boat and wonder if there is space to save both of them And you realize that there is enough space for at least 5 people, so it would be easy to save both of them So what will you do? Obviously, you are going to save them both. It makes no sense to not save them But if I tell you that one out of the two people is a Hindu and the other is a Muslim Would you still save them both? I feel like majority of you would say that you would obviously still save them both When there is space to save them both, why look at faith? Two people are dying, (they’re) drowning. And the matter is about rescuing them. So you’d take both of them in But what if I tell you You, who’s rowing the boat, decides to save only the Hindu person because you yourself are a Hindu And leave the Muslim stranded You tell the Muslim to wait Actually, the ocean is very vast There’d be atleast 50-60 boats like these in the ocean that are being rowed by a Muslim So, they’d come and save you. I will not save you. He is going to look at you and ask you the logic behind this Save me when you have the opportunity. How long should I wait for and whom should I wait for? Is faith really a matter to be considered here? The metaphor that I just told you summarizes the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 which was recently passed in the Lok Sabha This bill states that if any person is from the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain or Parsi or Christian community, who has come from Afghanistan, Pakistan or Bangladesh on or before December 31st, 2014 and is resident in India today They would no longer remain illegal immigrants, they would now be granted citizenship In order to justify this, Amit Shah says that this bill basically protects the persecuted minorities of these countries Because all these faiths mentioned in the bill these are basically the faiths that are attacked a lot, and are discriminated against in these three countries- Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh Therefore, we are providing them an escape route through this bill We are inviting them to India and providing them security and a better future It might seem logical to hear, in a sense, because There have been cases in Bangladesh where Hindus or other minorities have been attacked But this argument quickly loses merit when you see that there are many more persecuted minorities in these three countries which need help, which are facing discrimination and which are not mentioned in this bill for example, Ahmedis and Shias in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh They are generally referred to as Muslims,so to speak, but the other Muslims in Pakistan don’t consider these sects and communities as Muslims So they have to face a lot of discrimination Atheists also have to face a lot of discrimination in Islamic countries There are attacks and hate crimes against them But there are no provisions for these persecuted minorities in this bill So this bill is selectively protecting some minorities and communities and it is ignoring some In order to counter this, a lot of people say that there are more than 50 Islamic countries in this world If the Shias and Ahmedis are facing any discrimination, so they should go to one of these more than 50 Islamic countries- that’s not our problem Because since they are Muslim and if there is a discrimination amongst them, then there a lot of Islamic countries to invite them But this logic is the same as the boat logic that I gave you that two people are drowning in the ocean but you leave the Muslim stranded saying that there are other boats out there, they might come to save you We don’t want to meddle in this. We just want to save our Hindu (companion) and leave There are a lot of problems in this logic First: What about the atheists? The ones who do not comply with any faith, where would they go? Secondly, if we start discriminating amongst people taking religion into consideration then India cannot be called a secular country And if this happens, then the international reputation of India is going to fall and get ruined India’s international reputation is going to fall down to the level of Pakistan that is, the country that defines itself on the basis of religion Look, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Now some people here would say that we want such a state! We want India to become a Hindu Rashtra All I would like to say to such people, is have you looked at the condition of these countries? All the countries across the world that define themselves on the basis of religion that,for them, religion is at the top in the Constitution What is the condition of such countries? They are the lowest ranked countries in terms of development Look at all the top most developed countries across the world (for example) the European countries, USA, Japan, Australia, Singapore- all of these countries are secular And then look at the lowest ranked countries of the world- where a lot of fights ensue (they are ) the most under developed countries There are faith related fights for sure there See for yourself, if you want to make a nation on the tenets of a religion, then our country too, would stoop to those levels and become like them but if you want your country to scale heights, then we need to remain secular And it is not me saying this, this was known to our freedom fighters too. Look at all the real freedom fighters of our country Subash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi- not even one of them wanted India to become a Hindu Rashtra All of them were secular They wanted to give equal treatment to the Hindus and the Muslims On the other hand, who were the people who wanted a partition of the country into a Muslim Pakistan and a Hindu India? On one hand there was the Muslim League which included Jinnah and on the other hand was the Hindu Mahasabha that wanted a Hindu Rashtra, which included people like Godse and Savarkar So if you support the Citizenship Amendment Bill, then you are basically supporting the two nation theory which was suggested by Jinnah that Hindus and Muslims cannot live together and they need to be given a separate state The two nation theory that was rejected by almost every Indian freedom fighter They did not accept it as a theory and believed that they could indeed live together and prove it On the other hand, there are protests on a massive scale in Assam, Tripura and other north eastern states against this bill Protesters claim that this bill basically encourages illegal immigration It promotes illegal immigration Because if you start distributing citizenship like this today, Then tomorrow, people would cross borders and come in larger numbers They’d see that they are being granted citizenship for free, let us also take it What this would basically do is put more stress on the country’s resources especially the north eastern states that have already been under so much stress historically When Bangladesh got independent, there was a huge influx of refugees into these north eastern states and it had been extremely difficult to accommodate them because when people come in, in such huge numbers then it is very difficult to look after them Especially when the country is unable to look after its own citizens properly The poverty and unemployment of its own citizens in this country has been rising People do not have jobs and the economy has crashed What are we going to do by calling them here? You come! You come too! Let us all fry fritters together! What else is left to do? In wake of the rising protests in Assam and the rest of the north eastern states, the government has shut down the internet in a slot of places Curfew has been imposed News has been trickling in that a lot of the army is being moved from Kashmir to Assam in order to control the people Such “good” days are being witnesses- people’s voices are being stifled and the Indian Army, which should be used to protect us against foreign intruders and terrorists, The Indian Army is being used against its own citizens in different places Furthermore, this bill is a huge threat to our national security Our intelligence agency, RAW had expressed the same concerns Since illegal immigration would become easier due to this bill, anyone could just request for citizenship by producing an affidavit, declaring he is a Hindu and he would be granted citizenship very easily What this would do is enable infiltrators and terrorists to get inside the country very easily by pretending to be Hindu and this could pose a huge threat to the country Not only is this bill against the founding principles of our country, it is also a threat for the north eastern states and it could also become a huge threat for the national security So now you’d ask why is the government so determined to bring in this bill when it is so terrible? Whatever superficial reasons they have provided to bring in the bill I have already countered all of them in this video What could be the real reason behind this? Now I would like to tell you what, in my opinion, is the real reason behind bringing in this bill Listen carefully, this is my opinion Some people get irked upon hearing my opinions So I’d like to tell them that they can close the video here- they may leave But now I am going to tell you what my opinion is In my opinion, the real reason behind this bill is that the BJP wants to hit multiple targets with a single arrow Their first target is to distract the people from the real issues by bringing in this bill for example, economy, GDP growth rate, unemployment A distraction needs to be created to prevent the attention of people from being attracted to these issues All the Hindu Muslim issues had been closed when the Supreme court had pronounced the verdict on the Ram Mandir We could have put a “the end” to the Hindu Muslim issues But the BJP thought that if this happens, then the people’s attention would move to these real issues We need to raise another Hindu- Muslim issue in order to distract the people So let us table a bill in which we’d intentionally put in Hindu Muslim and differentiate amongst them We are going to play divide and rule so that the people get flared up, start debating the people start fighting and the people get distracted Instead of mentioning the faiths one by one, it could have easily said “persecuted minorities” in this bill With that one minor change, half of the country would not have had a problem with this bill But they did not do that. They deliberately, intentionally, mentioned the names of the faiths so that a divide is created amongst people Their second target is communalizing the people- divide the Hindus and Muslims You do remember the divide and rule policy, right? It has been ongoing since the time of the British If you pit the people against one another over something, then you can easily rule over them The third target is that BJP is trying to create a vote bank of refugees and illegal immigrants by providing them with citizenship, they’d be granted a voter id card and then they’d tell them look we granted you all of this including citizenship , now vote for us More people would cross borders, all of them would be granted citizenship all of them would vote for the BJP- because they’re getting more opportunities to cross the border and getting citizenship Actually, at one time, the BJP used to accuse Mamta Bannerjee for the same reason That Mamta Bannerjee calls in the Bangladeshis, distributes voter id cards to them so that they vote for her party and today the BJP is doing the same thing that the Mamta Bannerjee was accused of The fourth target is by combining the nationwide NRC with the citizenship bill they want to create such a dangerous weapon with which they can give citizenship to whomsoever they want and deny it to whomsoever they want They want to divide and rule on such a huge scale In my opinion, you can call it partition 2.0 They are trying to partition the country again So that in order to cover up their mistakes and put the blame on someone else I would analyze what the nationwide consequences of NRC would be in a future video That’s all for today Share the video if you like it If you like my work and my opinion, then you can support me on We will meet in the next video Thank you


  • Dhruv Rathee

    2:11 Minorities in Bangladesh, Pakistan 
    3:36 Logic of 50+ Islamic countries 
    4:29 Reality of Hindu Rashtra 
    6:16 Assam and North Eastern Rights 
    7:43 Threat to National Security
    8:46 Real Reasons behind CAB

  • chingari gaming

    Han to bhai tumhare so called dare hue muslims to ehahate he na ki bharat bhi ek muslim contry banjae..
    Gajwa e hind karna chatehe he ..
    To is bare me bhi kabhi kuch boldo..

  • Vedic Sanskriti rudra

    बेवकूफ तुझे पता ही नही है कि दिखाया कुछ जा रहा है ओर करेंगे कुछ ओर इस बिल के माध्यम से बहुत कुछ होनेवाला है ये बिल तो केवल बहाना है सबको एक छत्र तले खडा करने के लिए देखना भविष्य मैं अपने आप समझ आ जायेगा क्योंकि चोरों को बाहर निकालने के लिए उनके संवेदनशील विषय पर चर्चा का सत्र छेड़ दिया है इसके कारण सबका ध्यान हमारे संविधान कि तरफ खिंचकर सबको सोचने के लिए मजबूर कर दिया है, यह संविधान अंग्रेजों कि देन है जो इतना कमजोर है कि सबको अपराध करने का अवसर प्रदान करता है,गांधी कि मानसिकता को सामने रखकर वह यह दिखाना चाहते है कि क्या सही ओर क्या गलत हुआ है इतिहास में, खुद विरोधी संविधान की कमजोरी को चिल्ला चिल्ला कर बता रहे है ओर अपने संविधान कि धाराओं कि तहत अपराध करके बचने के लिए फिर संविधान कि धारा का उपयोग कर रहे है यह पागल जानते ही नही कि इनकी मानसिकता से खेल खेलकर उन्हें जो करना है उसका रास्ता साफ कर रहे है, मुझे तो बहुत खुशी हो रही है कि इन सब पागलों को बौद्धिक तौरपर कमजोर करके एक नया इतिहास रच रहे है, तुम खुद सोचकर देखो जाने अनजाने सारा विपक्ष ओर खुद तुम भी सरकार के अजेंडे के शिकार बनकर वही कर रहे हो जो वो चाहते है।
    धन्यवाद राष्ट्र को उन्नत बनाने के सहयोग के लिए।

  • Gagandeep kaur Kamboj

    Ur videos are always full of knowledge…
    matlab aankhein khol dete ho sabki..
    & i love ur "MY OPINION " part in videos

  • a walk

    People like him can reach at any level for making money. But your time is coming DHRUV… You will be exposed super soon..IDIOT

  • Raju Singh

    I agree with your opinion partially but you tell me pakistan is isllamic country muslims are in majority community there then why would be included in CAA.

  • Nitin Guru

    Lekin, neither is Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan is not an ocean and nor is it drowning. Secondly do you agree Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are failed Islamic nations. Thus, Muslims are not safe in these Islamic nations

  • Shahid Afaque

    Ahmadi muslim nahin hote. Ye baat samjh lo. Ye log zabardasti apne aap ko musalman kehte hain. Ye muslims nahin hain

  • Shahid Afaque

    Ahmadi muslim nahin hote. Ye baat samjh lo. Ye log zabardasti apne aap ko musalman kehte hain. Ye muslims nahin hain

  • Ayyaz Khan

    Hahaha….sbko India ka pta ha….
    Jo bolta ha oska monuh bnd krwa dety ho….
    Faizu tiktoker ky sath apny kia kia tha…
    Bhai agr protests chl rha ha tou kyn…….kuch na kuch galt ha…

  • Bhaskar Shetty

    You are contradicting your statements. You told you have enough space in the boat first and later told we don’t have jobs and pakodas logic. This bill is applicable for those who came before 2014 and not after that so how can it be vote Bank politics?

  • Sanu Kumar

    Tumhaara video isse zada dekhne layak nahi hai… Kyuki tumne pehle 30 sec me guu khaya hai.. fir uske Baad ulti bhi karoge

  • sachin acharya

    We know terrorists coming to India are from Pakistan. And u r saying minorities in muslim in pakistan shud come to India. Who knows those peoples might have some contacts to terrorists and they shud come to India and u want them to get citizenship. Think logic brother. Don't make them to enter India. U r only making them to enter easily.

  • sachin acharya

    Then those peoples like Hindu sikh Christian who living in Pakistan shud suffer o wat. Wat u want to say directly?

  • sachin acharya

    Mamata bannerjee illegalla immugrants lekar aathe the. Amit shah bularaha hai harassed peoples in Bangladesh pakistan.

  • Salma Fareed

    Mohammad Ali jinnah ne ye isi lye kia tha k wo janty thy agy jaa k kch logo ki wja se hindu Muslim hoga Jo k ajj India me horha hy…

  • Vikram Maurya

    dhruv 11th-15th century India ka world me gdp contrib 27.84℅ – 24.36℅ tha
    and when mughal invaded India, India's gdp cotrib was 4-5℅ only

    (before the mughal invasion India koi secular country ni tha)

  • sabita jani

    I agree with you. You mean than India is a free Land,Large area, Any body come to India should be given citizenship automatically.There should not be any NRC, because any body in India is a citizen. Boarder should be made free as it has no meaning. It also mean that there should not be any Popullation control, what is the nececity of popullation control Law, when any body can come from other country and be citizen of India. Then no body should ask for food, Job etc, because No Govt. can provide these to unlimited popullation. It can not be known also How many popullation are there. Can you answer this, otherwise you are a Fool.

  • Nitin Rai

    Hey Dhruv!!!
    At first u said that why don't India provide citizens to all persecuted minorities like Atheist, etc. Thn later on in the video u r the one who said it becomes very difficult when people from other Nation come to India, u are the one who said "Government apni citizen ka ta dhyan ache se nhi rakh pati, unemployment hai, kya wo pokode talenge?"
    So, pls be specific dear.
    N persecuted minorities( those are mentioned in the CAB) are provided citizenship bcoz initially they belonged to India, and as Mahatma Gandhi during partion if they want to come back to India then they will be welcomed.

  • Vishal

    ध्रुव राठी… ननकाना साहब जो हमला हुआ है उस पर वीडियो बना. और अभी जो अमेरिका ईरान पर हमला होने वाला है उसपर भी बना यार. क्या कर रहा है… जल्दी वीडियो बनया कर भाई.

  • Babli Dahiya

    Dhruv plz make a video on sadhguru. This man said he is sadhguru ..but what he talks it's not convincing…personally, I feel he is also a big criminal …but I don't have any prove …I watched his video to be positive …somewhere I heard he is shiva follower and a clean and sharp man but after watching his video my perspective change about him …he is not any spiritual guru he is a businessman 🥺

  • Shrishti Srivastava

    Dhruv sir , aap Muslims ke against German government ko influence karne Mai toh fail hogaye , lekin sir aap Indian government aka BJP ke against Muslims ko karne Mai pass ho rahe hai sir.
    PS: Jo log inko follow karre please inke past se avgat rahe. 🙏

  • Momin Habeeb

    Main ye dekhoonga ki wo Hindu aur musalman Saath may Aaye the ya Doob rahe the to Dost honge wo ek doosre ke aur Dono ke beech may mohabbat hogi bhaai chaargi hogi to main kyun religion ki been bajau?

  • L&D Creation

    Bus bhai To Dil Jeet liya. yah government jo hai jaati ke naam per sab Ko distract karke. jitna ecnommy hi sab khane Ka soch rahi hai godi media b yah log ke sath hai

  • Adi Paki American

    Dude u should do more home work about Mohammed Ali Jinnah. What is happening today in India Mr. Jinnah had predicted long time ago. So don’t blame him for something u don’t understand yet.


    Dhruv Rathee half knowledge is very dangerous. Read the Act first and then upload this type of video on social media.

  • The young Runner

    Abe jahil, musalmano ko kyun pareshani hogi islamic nation me. Ham sab jante hai ke muslims minority ka kya haal karte hain. Agar aap me thodi bhi insaniyat hai to support CAA for our brothers and sisters. Jai Hind

  • Dharmendra Prajapati

    Citizens ship unko Di ja rahi hai Jo already aa chuke hai 2014 tak unko Di ja rahi hai 2014 ke baad Jo hai unko Nahi

  • Abhishek potnuru

    Your analogy of 2 people drowning in sea is wrong. The second person, Muslim person, should be called a fish in a right analogy. How can a fish drown in sea, a Muslim in Islamic republic is like fish in sea. Y do u want to pull fish out of sea?

  • Sujit

    What a Joke…India is secular country????…Do you believe in it??….then make some videos on slogans raised in AMU..JNU campus which says that they want freedom from Hindu..Hindutva…and all. If those people and their slogans are right then How could you say that India is secular country. Some muslim politicians openly threatens Hindus. Is it ok??….don't mislead the people…

  • Dheeraj Bihani

    What an idiot!

    डूब रहे व्यक्ति नाव वाले से क्या कहते हैं

    "हमें बचा लो और अपने घर तक पहुंचा दो"

    ध्यान दीजिए, वो सिर्फ अपनी जान बचाने के लिए नाव में शरण मांग रहे हैं, नाव पर मालिकाना हक नहीं मांग रहे।

    यह मेटाफर नागरिकता देने के नहीं, शरण देने के परिपेक्ष्य में फिट बैठता है।

    शरण देने और नागरिकता देने में जमीन आसमान का फर्क है भाई।

    भारत ने शरण के लिए कब किस को मना किया? बहुत समय पहले पारसी आये, द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध के समय पॉलिश आये, रोहिंग्या आये, तिब्बती आये। भारत ने सबको शरण दी।

    वैसे भी रिफ्यूजी के लिए इंटरनेशनल नियम है, जिनका पालन सभी देश करते हैं।

    "CITIZENSHIP" is different from "ASYLUM"

  • sudipta Samaddar

    Well Pakistan was created for Muslims, how come they are persecuted in their own country? Strange, why was it created in the first place?

  • Virendar Chahal

    Biggest idiot ever seen! There Ghar bhej de Bhai sirf ek Bangla se aane Vale Muslim ko? Would you take responsibility for that one person and one-2 to all you stupid followers?

  • Handy Tech

    Minorities are safe in pakistan, you talk about shia its not true do u know benazir ex pm is also shia, means about shia it's not true. About ahmidies, ahmidies are not Muslim according to islam and also constitution of Pakistan. They accept thier self as a minorities and get all benefits of minorities, every minority is happy in pakistan not like india amd indians.

  • Kunal Kalra

    Sir ek side pe 31st Dec,2014 se phle jo India me aa kr reh rahe h (prosecuted minorities) unko citizenship milegi dusri trf ap keh rahe ho k kal or bhi ayenge free ki citizenship lene ko…my ques it: agar jo kal ko aa rahe hai citizenship lene ko to unko to milegi he nai na coz jo 31st Dec 2014 se phle ka reh raha h India me usko milegi to jo in future ayenge unko kaise mil skti h citizenship ??

  • Ankur Roy

    I have a non-political view but according to me the metephor you have mentioned is not appropriate. Its about illegal immigrants and I am sure that you are aware that this is a global problem and India is of the country where illegal immigrants are in a good condition.

  • Balasubrahmanyam Ira

    Why not say that, open the Indian borders and allow passport less travel inside India to all these three countries whereas those three countries will not allow Indians to travel without passport and it is ok. Where were you when INC has been recommending CAA and NRC for quite sometime.

  • navdas one

    And that's a load of bullshit! Misleading crap A narrow-minded assessment of CAA! A clearcut example of 'a little education is dangerous'!

  • Sanjeev Deka

    When you are showing the Citizenship amendment act why don't you show this:

    "6. In the Third Schedule to the principal Act, in clause (d), the following proviso shall

    be inserted, namely:—

    'Provided that for the person belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or

    Christian community in Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan, the aggregate period of

    residence or service of Government in India as required under this clause shall be

    read as "not less than five years" in place of "not less than eleven years".'. "

  • Vikas Prajapat

    Bhai sun itni dikkat hai to Pakistan, Bangladesh ko combined ker le baat khatam ager tuze bura lag raha hai America ka naam kyo nahi le rahe ho bhaiya sun be patel ji hi bol gay the ki Pakistan se sirf hindu ko liya jayga ager wo chahe to or tu bata de ki Pakistan ki minority kyo kam ho gai kyo wo bhaag rahe hai sun bhai tu bahar hai wahi rehna or ager koi problem ho jay to India mat aana okk

  • Rahul Sharma

    dhruv is uneducated dumb a$$ who didnt read anything about cab caa nrc ,just uploading videos after his godfather gandhi family paying him money 😂😂😂 first read the bill den make video u rahul gandhi cck sckr

  • Fozia Sajjad

    R u know about ahmdi what r u thinking about them for your kind of information they live in Pakistan very peace full Shia r Muslims understand don't discuss about Islam how much you get money from your government stop bakwas

  • Prince Nagar

    Guys aaj mujhe mera ek dost mila
    Mene ussse pucha ki meri video kesi bani h
    Usne kha ki kuch khas nhi h jisse m demotivate ho gya
    Ab aap log dekh ke batao kesi bani h

  • Vinit Pathak

    Your Points might be right but I was really fustrated to hear that they will give citizenship whoever comes it is clearly stated that only the people who had arrived here before 31/12/14 so please dont spread fake things.its a request.

  • Amit azad

    Dhruv sir basically your example is wrong .here muslim and hindu not dipping in sea.
    Dhruv ji I hope you will correct itself.

  • SK gaming

    You should think in long terms.
    Bangladesh's most surface is 5 mtr above sea level.
    due to global warming sea level can increase upto 18 mtr in 50 yrs.
    80% Bangladesh will be sinked, no food, no drinkable water, no any land for forming.
    Now imagine Bangadeshi people migrating to india. bcoz of bangadesh share most of it's border with india so definitely Bangadeshi comes to india.
    There will be utter chaos,riot.

    Bangadeshi india me rahenge to vo bhale hi india he rah rahe ho magar unka vatan to bangadesh ho hai vo unko hi support karenge.

    Indian govt should spread awareness before any act.

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