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Why don t we add names of persecuted Muslim sects: SS Badal in LS over CAB

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday raised a suggestion over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha and said why aren t names of Muslims added as there are cases of Muslims being persecuted within their religion. Why don t we add names of Muslims? There are cases of Muslims being persecuted within their religion. I ll give you an example of Ahmadiyya community in Punjab, Qadian is their Head Quarter all over the world. They re minority Muslims in Pakistan, said Badal.YSR Congress also suggested the government to include some Muslim sects, which they claim are facing persecution, in the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.During a debate in the Parliament, YSR Congress and Akali Dal members supported the contentious bill which seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.Participating in the debate, YSRCP MP Midhun Reddy said, We support this bill but we have certain concerns also, we expect Government to take ..


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