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Citizenship Bill will extend persecuted non-Muslims from Pak, B’desh and Afghanistan dignity: Shah

Citizenship Bill will extend persecuted non-Muslims from Pak, B’desh and Afghanistan dignity: Shah
December 10
10:49 2019

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will extend persecuted non-Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan dignity and an opportunity to rebuild their lives, after the proposed legislation was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday night.

In a series of tweets, Shah also expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making the Bill a reality.

“I extend my gratitude to PM @narendramodi for making the historic Citizenship Amendment Bill a reality, that will allow India to open its doors to minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who are facing religious persecution. I thank everyone who supported this bill.

“It is well known that those minorities who chose to make Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan their home had to constantly live in the fear of extinction. This amended legislation by Modi govt will allow India to extend them dignity and an opportunity to rebuild their lives,” he said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi complimented Shah for “lucidly explaining” all aspects of the measure. “He also gave elaborate answers to the various points raised by respective MPs during the discussion in Lok Sabha,” Modi said.

The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight on Monday after a heated debate that lasted over seven hours.

The Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it, will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for its nod. PTI

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