India’s Lower House Passes “Anti-Muslim” Citizenship Bill

HeadlineDec 10, 2019

In India, protests have erupted across parts of the country, as the lower house of Parliament passed legislation that represents a major step in the official marginalization of India’s 200 million Muslims. The Citizenship Amendment Bill would establish a religious test for people who wish to become citizens, and provide a path to citizenship for all of South Asia’s major religions — except Islam. The legislation now heads to the upper house of Parliament, where it’s expected to pass. The bill is part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist agenda.

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