Fri, 02 Oct 2020

New Delhi [India], Dec 10 (ANI): Artist Adnan Sami on Tuesday welcomed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and said that it is for protection of the people from persecution in theocratic states.

"The CAB Bill is for religions that are being persecuted in 'Theocratic States'. Muslims are NOT persecuted 4 their religion in Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh because they are in majority over there. Muslims CAN still apply for Indian citizenship like before. All are welcome through the legal 'Front Door'!" Sami tweeted from his official handle.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed with a majority of 311 votes against 80 votes in Lok Sabha where 391 members were present and voting.

The bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, according to sources.

It seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees who came from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan on or before December 31, 2014. (ANI)

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