India is duty-bound to give citizenship to persecuted minorities from neighbouring countries as they are "victims" of the choice to divide the u . s . on non secular lines, BJP regular secretary Ram Madhav has stated whilst defending the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Non-Muslim refugees, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after dealing with spiritual persecution, will no longer be handled as illegal immigrants and will be given Indian citizenship under the Bill which is set to be delivered by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Responding to criticism of the Bill from political parties, Madhav stated a comparable law 'Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam)' Act used to be enacted in 1950 via the then Congress government led through Jawaharlal Nehru.
"Let me remind the critics of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Nehru Government had exceeded a comparable bill in 1950 for expulsion of illegal immigrants primarily from erstwhile Pakistan (Bangladesh) and had categorically said that minorities of East Pakistan would not be protected under the bill," Madhav advised PTI in an interview.
Asserting that India has constantly kept its doorways open for oppressed minorities, Madhav said," The persecuted minorities of the neighbouring countries, which are proposed to be given citizenship in the bill, are victims of the historical choice to divide this country on religious lines. And India is duty-bound to supply citizenship rights to these minorities."
Madhav, who is party's pointsman for Northeastern states, stated the authorities and Home Minister Shah held tremendous consultations with more than a few stakeholders from the area to tackle their apprehensions.
He said the authorities will address all apprehensions of the states about the adjustments in their demography, language and subculture due to this bill. According to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was allotted among the MPs, the new law will not be relevant in the Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime areas and these tribal areas which are ruled underneath the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
Therefore, it will no longer be applicable to the tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, and Tripura as properly as Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram the place ILP regime is applicable.