Citizenship Bill

Severe Reaction To India’s Citizenship Bill

India has been slowly and gradually becoming a hindu nationalist state and Modi at the front-end of it steering the boat away from any chance of agreement with Pakistan, matters in India are becoming worse. The most recent of these moves by Modi was to allow non-Muslim minorities to get Citizenship. India’s Citizenship Bill has been widely criticized by people in India and in other countries, especially in Pakistan, who considers it ‘regressive’ and ‘discriminatory’.:

PM Khan tweeted:

We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of international human rights law & bilateral agreements with Pak. It is part of the RSS “Hindu Rashtra” design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi Govt.

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Amit Shah claimed:

In these three countries, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians, followers of these six religions have been tormented

Pakistan Foreign Office also issued a statement soon after:

“The Lok Sabha legislation is also in complete contravention of various bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India, particularly the one concerning security and rights of minorities in the respective countries.

The latest legislation is another major step towards the realisation of the concept of ‘Hindu Rashtra’, idealised and relentlessly pursued by the right-wing Hindu leaders for several decades. It is driven by a toxic mix of an extremist ‘Hindutva’ ideology and hegemonic ambitions in the region.

It is also a clear manifestation of interference in the internal matters of neighboring countries based on religion, which we reject completely,” added the statement.

Equally reprehensible are India’s pretensions of casting itself as a homeland for minorities allegedly persecuted in the neighboring countries. The massacre of thousands of Muslims in Gujarat, the Samjhauta Express carnage, innumerable lynchings by cow-vigilantes, repugnant schemes like Ghar wapsi and ‘Love Jihad’, and violence against Christians, Sikhs, Jains and even low-caste Dalits are the hallmarks of the new India ruled by the proponents of the extremist Hindu ideology.

The continuing persecution of 8 million unarmed and innocent Kashmiris, collectively incarcerated and penalised by 900,000 Indian occupation forces, goes to further illustrate this blatantly extremist mindset. This Indian legislation has also, once again, exposed the hollowness of the claims to ‘secularism’ and ‘democracy’.

We condemn the legislation(Citizenship Bill) as regressive and discriminatory, which is in violation of all relevant international conventions and norms, and a glaring attempt by India to interfere in the neighboring countries with malafide intent

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