PM Imran Says Indian Citizenship Bill Part Of RSS Ideology
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday condemned the recently introduced Indian Citizenship Amendment Bill which aims to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who have resided in India for at least six years.
In a tweet posted from his official account, Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the Indian bill, which he said violated all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements with Pakistan.
We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of int human rights law & bilateral agreements with Pak. It is part of the RSS "Hindu Rashtra" design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi Govt. https://t.co/XkRdBiSp3G
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 10, 2019
He added that the bill, which has only been passed in the Lok Sabha (lower house), was part of the RSS ‘Hindu Rashtra’ design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi government.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill aims to provide citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Christians and other religious minorities facing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
The bill, however, excludes Muslims and has received criticism from opposition parties as it would legalise the granting of Indian nationality on the basis of religion.
Many have argued against the bill by saying that it discriminates against Muslims and violates India’s secular constitution.
The bill is yet to be passed in the Rajya Sabha (upper house) of the Indian parliament.