Dissent note on Citizenship Bill

Members of four Opposition parties — the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) — have moved a dissent note against the report of the joint committee on Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016.The Bill proposes to give citizenship to six persecuted minorities — Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians and Buddhists — from Pakistan. The Opposition members have been demanding that the Bill should be made “religion and country neutral.” The members from Assam have also been opposing it because it would pave the way for giving citizenship, mostly to illegal Hindu migrants from Bangladesh in Assam who came after March 1971, in violation of the agreement of the Assam Accord, 1985.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/dissent-note-on-citizenship-bill/article25904819.ece

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