I oppose citizenship amendment bill - Dec 2019

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The bill, which seeks to amend the 1955 citizenship law, aims to give citizenship to "persecuted" minorities - Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians - from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but excludes Muslims. The bill say it is exclusionary and violates the secular principles enshrined in the constitution. faith cannot be made a condition of citizenship.The constitution prohibits religious discrimination against its citizens, and guarantees all persons equality before the law and equal protection of the law. if it is genuinely aimed at protecting minorities, the bill should have have included Muslim religious minorities who have faced persecution in their own countries- Ahmadis in Pakistan and Rohingyas in Myanmar , for example.
This Bill violates Articles 14 and 15 of the Indian Constitution.
For Hindutva ideologues, it is just a short step to go from declaring Muslims suspected of being Bangladeshi as ‘foreigners’ to looking at all Muslims as foreigners. It is a fact that there has been undocumented migration in Assam, but people are currently being targeted not on the basis of nationality but religion. So we strongly against this bill Dec 2019.