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Public outburst in India against Anti Muslim Bill

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Dec, 2019. 11:52 am
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Massive protest erupted in India against the citizenship amendment bill passed.
Thousands of troops moved, into the northeastern state of Assam after violent protests.
Citizenship Amendment Bill, approved by parliament, meant to protect besieged minorities.
Critics say it undermines the constitution by not offering protection to Muslims.
Mobile internet got suspended in 10 districts in Assam for 24 hours.
Protesters attacked the political entities Party overnight.
In Assam, protesters defied curfew, torching cars and tires and chanting anti-Modi slogans.
What is the Citizenship Bill?
The bill aims to provide citizenship to non Muslim refugees in India.
A non Muslim, who entered India on or before December 31, 2014, can apply for Indian citizenship.
Many have raised their voice against excluding Muslims from this provision.
Earlier United States Commission on International Religious Freedom  sought sanctions against Amit Shah.
Commission said the bill is a dangerous turn in the wrong direction.
The Commission said the bill is against the Indian Constitution.
The Commission feared the bill’s implementation would strip citizenship from millions of Muslims.
The measure goes against Indian constitution, which guarantees legal equality to all.
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