India passes historic citizenship bill that excludes Muslims – UKMALAYALEE

India passes historic citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

Thursday 12 December 2019 5:36 AM UTC

NEW DELHI Dec 12: India’s parliament has passed a bill that would give Indian citizenship to immigrants from three neighboring countries — but not if they are Muslim.

The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) would fast-track citizenship for religious minorities, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Opposition parties say the proposed law is unconstitutional as it bases citizenship on a person’s religion and would further marginalize India’s 200-million strong Muslim community.

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