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United States Religious Freedom Commission on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, the United Nations has now given its response. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on the Citizenship Amendment Bill that the concern of the institution is that all governments should implement the same laws in which there is no discrimination.

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Farhan Haq further said, however, that we have to ensure that all governments implement laws in their country without discrimination.

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Let us know that the citizenship amendment bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill provides for Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan.

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Through this bill, refugees from Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi & Christian communities who came to India from these three countries till 31 December 2014 will be given Indian citizenship.

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Earlier, the International Commission for Religious Freedom of America had issued a statement on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, calling it a dangerous step in the wrong direction.

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The Central Commission for Religious Freedom (USCIRF) had demanded a ban from the US against Home Minister Amit Shah for passing the bill in both houses. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar called the statement of the US Commission as unnecessary.


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