12/16/2019

India's Citizenship Amendment Bill dismays US religious liberty commission

"The Citizenship Amendment Bill would grant Indian citizenship to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis (a Zoroastrian community), and Sikhs who fled Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan before 2015, while leaving out Muslims, Reuters reports.

Muslims make up about 14% of India’s population.

The upper house of India’s parliament began debating the bill Dec. 11, after it had already cleared the lower house. It passed the upper house 125-105 and is set to be signed into law by president Narendra Modi."