The Citizenship Amendment Bill has finally passed after a long debate in the Lok Sabha. Home Minister Amit Shah supported the bill saying that the bill is not anti-constitutional in any way. Home Minister Amit Shah said that this bill is not against Muslims in any way. This is an important step towards ending discrimination. Opposition parties are creating unnecessary confusion among the people about this. During the discussion on this bill in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, Home Minister Amit Shah raised the issue of Hindutva in a very aggressive manner. Describing the discrimination being done by the opposition parties against Muslims, he said that there is no discrimination against the Muslim community in this bill. Opposition parties, including the Congress, argued that religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh were being given citizenship of India, while Muslims were excluded from it, which is discrimination. Amit Shah said necessary categorizations have been made in the bill. It is completely within the scope of the Constitution.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill has finally passed after a long debate in the Lok Sabha.
Describing the religious minorities of neighboring countries as afflicted communities, Home Minister Amit Shah said, minorities from these three countries were suffering there and had to come under compulsion for asylum. They had no house to live in and no facilities for ordinary citizens. The Home Minister, while replying to allegations of violation of Article 14, said that those who are saying that the bill is against the original spirit of Article 14, have not properly studied the work done by their own party in the past. Whoever came to India after 1947 was given citizenship of the country, including people like former PM Manmohan Singh and former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani. On the agenda of Hindutva in Parliament, Home Minister Amit Shah continued to take an aggressive stance. He said that there is no discrimination against Muslims in this bill, as the opposing parties are trying to prove. Taking a dig at the opposition parties, he said that they are doing vote politics on this issue. You will remember that earlier, in the announcement of the decision to abolish Article 370 giving special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Amit Shah was seen in Parliament in a very strict and aggressive tone.