Anger as new Indian citizenship bill excludes Muslims



India’s lower house has passed a highly controversial law that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from three neighbouring countries, but not Muslims.
The citizenship amendment bill means that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians fleeing persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan can be granted citizenship.
However, the bill has proven highly controversial, with critics declaring that it is part of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) efforts to marginalise Muslims.
Describing himself as “delighted” by the bill’s passage, Indian prime... read more

 
11 December 2019 in Auto, Views: 135
Source: The Week
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