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Is India denying anyone citizenship?
No!

Is India handing out citizenships randomly?
No!

All #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 aims to do is to make it easier for religiously persecuted minorities to get Indian citizenship.

A Thread on demystifying #CitizenshipAmendmentBill

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Well, it's straightforward. We have three neighbours two on west, one on east.

1. Pakistan
2. Afghanistan (yes, neighbour. if you consider POK as part of India, we share borders)
3. Bangladesh

We have six Faiths - Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jains, Parsi, & Christians
Now, these three countries have religion of state - Islam. (Not kidding, It's written in article 2 of their constitutions)

So, the condition of followers of these six faihs is really bad.

So bad, that percentage of Hindus in Pak and Bangladesh has reduced from two digits to one
Now, that's where #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 comes into picture.

Now, it's not that govt of India is handing out Indian citizenships.

It's just making it easier for all these persecuted religious minorities.

How you ask?

Well normally, to get Indian ...
Citizenship, you need to wait for 12 years, but if you are from these three countries and follow one of those six Faiths, you will have to wait for only 6 years. To apply!

That's right. You still wait for SIX years and that too just for applying.
So all those who are making it seem that Indian govt is just handing out citizenships like bhel-puri, they are just taking you for a ride.

Okay. Now we know what is #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

Now let's know why it's controversial.
Well, first question is that its against article 14 of constitution, which gives right to equality.

But.....

yes, you guessed it right, here is a catch!!

Constitution also allows to make any specific case where you can make differentiate among people. That's....
...how persecuted minorities get reservation in our country. And that's what govt is using to help persecuted minorities from these three countries.

Now, next big question is, why isn't govt helping say, Ahemadias, Rohingyas, Balloch etc.

Well ...
...the logic here is simple.

The govt is helping minorities from three nations which have religion of state and that's Islam.

These are muslim dominated countries and all these are also Muslims.

So, when basis of this bill is to help 'relogiously persecuted Minorities'. ..
... Would it make any sense to suddenly start helping 'majorities' from thosee countries?

Well, technically, these are also in minorities there, but the catch is, they are also followers of Islam. So technically they are part of a larger spectrum that's in majority
... technically, they are also persecuted but the persecution is emerging from the folks from their own religions. Therefore, they cannot be equated as religiously persecuted in front of someone from say Hindu/Christian community who are maimed, converted and killed...
... because their religion differs from that of the state in those countries.

IMO, #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 is a good step to help religiously persecuted minorities who have been discriminate against for far too long.

So, instead of whataboouttery, I chose to support it!
What about you? Write down in comments below.

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