‘Granting citizenship on the basis of religion is appalling and disgusting’

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Mehbooba Mufti speaking at ORF Mumbai. Photograph The Kashmir Walla
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Srinagar: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti Friday hit out at the central government for the controversial citizenship (amendment)  bill.

The PDP president took to her Twitter handle to criticise the government move that largely favours non muslims,“Granting citizenship on the basis of religion is appalling and disgusting in equal measure. We are full of venom when it comes to Pakistan but are matching some of its policies in spirit,” she wrote.

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She further said that although Pakistan was created on the basis of two-nation theory , the country however has changed its attitude towards minorities,“But even the country that was formed on the basis of two nation theory has changed its attitude towards minorities now . Temples have been declared as national heritage & approved the Hindu marriage bill.” She tweeted.

On January 8, the Lok Sabha  passed controversial legislation that would grant citizenship to minority non-Muslim communities from neighboring countries.

The bill intends to amend the 1955 Citizenship Act in order to provide citizenship to illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who are Buddhists, Jain, Sikh, Parsi or Christians and have lived in India for at least six years.