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India's parliament passed a new amendment to its citizenship law earlier this month, providing a pathway to citizenship for Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian religious minorities while singling out its minority Muslim population.
The amended act has been slammed by critics and has sparked deadly protests around the country.
The fight that has erupted over the citizenship bill is reflective of the country's rising tide of bigotry directed towards minorities, in particular, its Muslim population, which makes up about 14% of the country's massive 1.3 billion people.
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A controversial amendment to a law was recently passed in India, sparking deadly protests around the country and leading some to question the country's democratic values.
On December 11, India's parliament passed an amendment to its Citizenship Act of 1955, which sets out guidelines for becoming a citizen in the country. The 2019 revision added a religious element to the bill, providing a pathway to citizenship for Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian religious minorities who fled neighboring Muslim-majority countries Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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