The BJP government of India has proposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, but excludes Muslims from those countries.
Muslim families in India are worried the new law will grant citizenship to thousands of non-Muslims from neighbouring countries while Muslim families are being rendered stateless.
This is in light of “foreigners tribunals” that have declared hundreds of thousands of people to be non-Indian in spite of their deep roots in the country that extend back for generations.
Al Jazeera’s Anchal Vohra explains.
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