Citizenship Amendment Bill

Sushubh

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A communal bill: Don’t grant citizenship on religious lines, it goes against the idea of India

Government is considering amendments to the Citizenship Act, 1955, to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. A joint committee of parliamentarians is already examining the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Christians and Buddhists from neighbouring countries who have been residing in India for at least six years. This is problematic on several levels. In fact the basic premise of the Bill violates the fundamental constitutional principle of secularism, as it appears to equate citizenship with specific religions only.
 

Sushubh

Administrator
[OP]
Oct 29, 2004
413,726
12,766
Gurugram
Citizenship rules: Changed rules to seek reasons for renouncing Indian citizenship | India News - Times of India

“This is in conformity with the law in India that bans polygamy (except in case of Muslims by virtue of their personal law),” said a ministry official. The amended rules also require Persons of Indian Origin who are ordinarily resident in India for six months, spouse of a citizen of India and minor child of a citizen of India to specify their religion in their applications for registration as a citizen under Section 5 of the Citizenship Act.