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Citizenship Bill unconstitutional, NRC waste of money: Ilyas

All India Muslim Personal Law Board member SQR Ilyas on Monday said Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was unconstitutional and plans to have NRC nationwide a waste of taxpayers money. Speaking at a press conference here, Ilyas, also leader of the Welfare Party of India, said these twin moves of the Union government were to hide failures on key issues that matter to people of the country. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan escaping religious persecution there. The bill to amend the six-decade-old Citizenship Act was introduced in Parliament on Monday, and later in the day it will be taken up for discussion and passage, according to the Lok Sabha s List of Business. The Citizenship Amendment Bill divides communities in the country and is unconstitutional. They could have thought of Muslims, who are facing persecution in Myanmar, in this bill. The BJP government at the ...

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