Indian Americans condemn Modi Government for excluding Muslim migrants from citizenship process
The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, today condemned the Indian Government’s move to press ahead with its plan for inviting applications for citizenship from non-Muslim foreigners despite there being a challenge to the law pending before the courts.
The order from India’s Ministry of Home Affairs last week directing officials in five states to accept applications for citizenship from non-Muslim migrants from the neighboring countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan violates the ethos of India’s Constitution which guarantees equality before law regardless of religion, IAMC said.
The federal government’s order is nothing but a deceitful means to bring in from the backdoor the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the infamous law that Parliament enacted in 2019 that convulsed Indian society and that has been challenged in India’s Supreme Court, the IAMC said. See More