In India, Chief Minister of Bihar state, Nitish Kumar has criticized Modi government for contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Speaking at Bihar Assembly, he asked parliament to have a special discussion on discriminatory Act again. Meanwhile, twenty opposition parties during a meeting in Delhi have refused to implement National Register of Citizens in their states. They said it was skewed against the Muslims.
20 parties, led by the Congress, demanded the withdrawal of the CAA, and launched an attack against the central government over slowdown in the economy. They also called on chief ministers who have announced that they will not implement a proposed all-India NRC to suspend the updating process of the National Population Register (NPR).
Earlier, on Wednesday (Dec 11) India’s parliament passed a contentious citizenship bill which granted citizenship to illegal immigrants who entered India from three neighboring countries before 2015, excluding Muslims. This bill is considered as the part of the RSS ideology which is filled with hate for Muslims.
According to the bill Now, there will be an exception for members of six religious minority communities – Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian – if they can prove that they are from Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh. They will only have to live or work in India for six years to be eligible for citizenship by naturalisation, the process by which a non-citizen acquires the citizenship or nationality of that country.
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17 November, 2019