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    India's new anti-muslim citizenship law

    India's parliament has passed a bill which offers amnesty to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from three neighbouring countries.

    The bill provides citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

    The government, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), says this will give sanctuary to people fleeing religious persecution.

    Critics say the bill is part of a BJP agenda to marginalise Muslims.

    The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed the upper house of parliament, where the BJP lacks a majority, by 125 votes to 105 on 11 December. It had cleared the lower house two days earlier.

    The bill has already prompted widespread protests...

    Citizenship Amendment Bill: India's new 'anti-Muslim' law explained - BBC News

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    Considering that Pakistan and Bangladesh were part of India until 1947 the law doesn't seem that far fetched. A lot of people that found themselves to be religious minorities within the new areas moved across the border back then. I haven't looked at the details but it sounds like Christians living in the mentioned three countries might find it easier to relocate to India which is more religiously plural.

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