- The BJP and the AIADMK fell
- Stalin calls for the withdrawal of the amendment to the citizenship law
- Refugees need a humane approach
The Citizenship Law Amendment does not consider refugees. It is divisive in the name of religion. Stalin called on the Center to withdraw the amendment to the citizenship law to defend the unity and secular values of the country. Stalin said that the decisions of the authorities in a democratic country must be in line with the interests and feelings of the people throughout the country.
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The Citizenship Law Amendment seeks to differentiate refugees on the basis of religion and country. Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka cannot obtain citizenship through an amendment to the law. He said a humanitarian approach should be taken for refugees.
At the same time, BJP leader Nainar Nagendran claimed that the citizenship law amendment was not against Muslims in India. BJP MLA Vanathi Srinivasan said the government was trying to please the minority. He said that the citizenship amendment was only for three countries and not for Sri Lanka. AIADMK members resigned, claiming that their members were not allowed to speak. Edappadi Palaniswamy did not respond to a question about whether the party was against the resolution.
The states of West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh had previously passed resolutions amending the Citizenship Law.
The Center says more time is needed to formulate the rules on citizenship law. The Interior Ministry was responding to a question from Congressional Deputy Gaurav Gogoi in the Lok Sabha. The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Nithyananda Rai, said that time is needed for this until January 9, 2022.
The Citizenship Law was approved in Parliament in 2019. The notification was issued on December 12 of the same year. The notice went into effect on January 10, 2020.
The citizenship amendment bill allows citizenship in the country for all religions except Muslims from neighboring Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Citizenship is for those who came to India before December 31, 2014 and stayed here for six years. According to the bill, citizenship can be granted to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis.
The BJP and the government have argued that the bill’s main goal is to provide refuge for oppressed minorities in neighboring countries. However, Ahmadis, Muslims and Shiites face severe discrimination in Pakistan. The government has not considered them. It is also noteworthy that Rohingya refugees and Hindus in Burma are not included in the bill. The bill ignores Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. The government, which says Muslims can seek refuge in other Islamic countries, does not answer other questions.
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