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well I dont have an opinion on if naturalizing people will be good for India without knowing the background information, but it is unfortunate that some groups are banned based solely on religious or ethnic criteria.
The Bill has been termed ?Anti-Assam? by BJP's ally Asom Gana Parishad, and similarly
criticised by other regional parties.
And, earlier this month, when the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Bill visited Assam and
Meghalaya to hear from the locals, it did so amid protest voices which said the move would make
Assam a ?dumping ground for Hindu Bangladeshis?.
What does the Bill aim for?
With The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the government plans to change the definition of
illegal migrants. The Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 15, 2016, seeks to amend the
Citizenship Act, 1955 to provide citizenship to illegal migrants, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh
and Pakistan, who are of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian extraction. However,
the Act doesn?t have a provision for Muslim sects like Shias and Ahmediyas who also face
persecution in Pakistan.
The Bill also seeks to reduce the requirement of 11 years of continuous stay in the country to six
years to obtain citizenship by naturalisation.
When did this idea gain stream?
The BJP had promised to grant citizenship to Hindus persecuted in the neighbouring countries
during the 2014 General Election. In the party's election manifesto, the BJP had promised to
welcome Hindu refugees and give shelter to them.
Who are illegal immigrants?
According to the Citizenship Act, 1955, an illegal immigrant is one who enters India without a
valid passport or with forged documents. Or, a person who stays beyond the visa permit.
what's the details?