UN refuses to comment on India’s Citizenship Bill

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The historic legislation passed with a majority of 311 votes against 80 votes on Monday, seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

The United Nations on Tuesday (nearby time) would not remark on the section of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, expressing that the main worry of the watchdog is to ensure that all governments peruse non-discriminatory laws.


When gotten some information about the UN’s reaction to the entry of the bill, Farhan Haq, the appointee representative for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated, “As far as I am aware, this legislation will go through a legislative process. We do not have a comment while the domestic legislative process is being carried out.”


“Simultaneously, our concerns are just of being certain that all governments peruse non-discriminatory laws,” Haq added in his weekly briefing.


The historic legislation passed with a majority of 311 votes against 80 votes on Monday, seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.


Through this Bill, Indian citizenship will be given to the individuals from Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian people group, who have originated from the three nations to India till December 31, 2014, to put a conclusion to them being treated as illicit foreigners in the nation.


Next, the bill will be postponed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday where the NDA will need the help of at any rate 123 MPs in the 245-member house.