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Demonstration in India Over Draft Law Against Muslim Refugees

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Mon, 07 Jan 2019 22:00 GMT

Thousands of people protested in India on Monday against a bill granting citizenship to refugees in northeastern India from several religions, with the exception of Muslims.

If approved, thousands of Muslims who have fled Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to settle in northern India will be denied citizenship.

The bill could be put to the vote in parliament on Tuesday, according to Press Trust of India, which will allow Hindu, Christian and Sikh refugees from the three countries and at least six years in India to acquire Indian citizenship. Muslims are excluded.


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