New Delhi: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be introduced in the parliament today by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The bill seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Indian citizenship will be provided to the members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities via this bill, who came from three countries to India till December 31, 2014. The people of these particular sects had been facing religious persecution and now the bill will put an end to them being treated as illegal immigrants in the country.
The bill will be introduced in the afternoon amid mixed reactions from various sections of the society and political parties.