NEW DELHI, India—The saffron BJP government today succeeded in getting passed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill from lower as well as the upper house of Indian parliament. This bill is purely against the spirit of Indian constitution as it contradicts the principle of secularism.
With the passing of this bill, the non-Muslim communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan – Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians, Buddhists and Jains will be able to get citizenship of India without any inconvenience.
Although this bill is being seen as pro-minorities at first instance but everyone in India is feared of BJP’s hidden interests of cornering Muslims and implementing the National Register of Citizenship nationwide.
It is pertinent to note here that the BJP led Indian government had recently implemented the NRC register in Assam where around 1.9 million people have been declared alien. A majority of these alienated people are those who had migrated from states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar but now they don’t have any proof to prove their roots in India.
These 1.9 million people also include the Rohingiya Muslims who invaded into India after getting persecuted by Buddhist majority in Myanmar.
Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has already made it clear that the Indian government will not accept Rohingiya Muslims.
Meanwhile, violent protests have erupted in India’s North Eastern states like Assam, Tripura, Nagaland etc.