Pakistan rejected and condemned the controversial fascist citizen amendment bill passed in the lok sabha (Lower house of the Indian Parliament). Statement issued by the foreign office states that this act is against the universal declaration of human rights and is also against many bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India.
By this Law India is also trying to interfere in the internal matter of the neighboring countries. According to many analysit BJP since it came to power is following the ideology of “Hindutva” and is trying to build India as “Hindu Rashtra”.
Many of the liberals in Indians also believe that by these amendments the concept of secular India is in danger. Founding fathers of India wanted it to be a secular state but this BJP government is shattering that dream.
Home Minister Amit Shah presented a controversial citizen ship bill (Citizen Amendment Bill) for non-Muslims in the lower house of the Indian parliament (Lok-Sabha). The bill passed easy in the lower house with 311 votes in favor and only 80 against the bill.
According to the bill non-Muslims belonging to the three neighboring countries will be given Indian citizenship. Hundreds of protesters took to the street in India after this bill came in the parliament. This bill was first introduced in 2016 but was withdrawn after the protests and the non-support of the coalition partners.
According to the bill the minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan which include Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parses and Christian’s would be given Indian citizenship. Home minister Amit Shah said that these minorities were being tormented in these countries.
In the northern state of Assam citizens protested. Student union of the state announced that they will oppose this bill and will continue to protest till the last drop of their blood and will stop this bill. In the state of Gujarat and Assam hundreds of people protested against the government.
This bill based on religious beliefs can spark fire in the secular India, because on one hand the BJP government has looked down Muslims in the Kashmir for more than 4 month and now has also excluded Muslims from this bill.
Pakistan rejected and condemned the controversial fascist citizen amendment bill of 2019.