Hyderabad: With the country focusing on Uniform Civil Court debate, no one is observing that India is going to become a second Israel by paving way for legislation which will enable nationality on the basis of religion. For this purpose government is planning to make amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955. This is one of the greatest threats to the constitution of India, as by amending Citizenship Act Hindus residing in Muslim countries will be brought to India.
Section 14 of Indian Constitution guarantees equal rights to foreign nationals belonging to all the religions, but the government by amending the Act attempt to provide Indian nationality to Hindis residing in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Government’s proposal to make amendment to the Citizenship Act 1955 is part of a conspiracy to convert the country into a Hindu Rashtra.
After occupying a small part of Palestine, the Israel announced to bring back all the Jews from nook and corner of the world. After succeeding in its plans, it became the first country to rehabilitate the nation on religious grounds. Now India also seems to be on the foot steps of Israel and is preparing to make legislation to bring back, Hindus Sikh, Jain, Parsi and Christian to the country by providing them Indian nationality.
The proposal has invited criticism from the opposition which has accused government of granting citizenship to minorities from neighbouring countries on religious lines.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill seeks to allow illegal migrants belonging to the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian religious communities coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan to not be imprisoned or deported. The bill will enable the country to grant citizenship to minorities, mostly Hindus from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, who fled their countries fearing religious persecution. The Bill creates an exception for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and plans to reduce the requirement of 11 years of continuous stay to six years to obtain citizenship by naturalisation. The Bill, however, does not extend to illegal Muslim migrants.