According to the PRS legislative, the Bill makes illegal migrants eligible for citizenship on the basis of religion and this violates Article 14 of the Constitution, which guarantees right to equality.
Citizenship on the basis of religion is not desirableeditorials Updated: Sep 30, 2016 12:17 IST
In July, the Centre introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Lok Sabha. The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955, to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.(AFP)
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