Citizenship Act: An attempt to murder the secular soul of India

The contentious Act that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, has been slammed for, among other reasons, discriminating against Muslims and for attempting to change basis of citizenship for India

Citizenship Act: An attempt to murder the secular soul of India
user

NH Web Desk

The Citizenship Act will allow citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation.

The non-Muslims will be granted fast-track Indian citizenship in six years. So far, 12 years of residence has been the standard eligibility requirement for naturalisation.

The contentious bill that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, has been slammed for, among other reasons, discriminating against Muslims and for attempting to change the basis of citizenship for India

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) passed in Lok Sabha seeks to change the basis of Indian citizenship by legalising religious discrimination.

Click here to join our official telegram channel (@nationalherald) and stay updated with the latest headlines


Published: 13 Dec 2019, 2:01 PM