‘Why don’t we add names of Muslims?’ Sukhbir Singh Badal on Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

'Why don't we add names of Muslims?' Sukhbir Singh Badal on Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019
'Why don't we add names of Muslims?' Sukhbir Singh Badal on Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday spoke up on the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019. He said, “Why don’t we add names of Muslims? There are cases of Muslims being persecuted within their religion.” He added that “I’ll give you example of Ahmadiyya community in Punjab, Qadian is their HQ all over the world. They’re minority Muslims in Pakistan.”

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha with 311 ‘ayes’ & 80 ‘noes’, on Monday. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said “I extend my gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making the historic Citizenship Amendment Bill a reality, that will allow India to open its doors to minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who are facing religious persecution.”

This Bill is not against minorities: Amit Shah on Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that “Delighted that Lok Sabha has passed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a rich and extensive debate. I thank the various MPs and parties that supported the Bill. This Bill is in line with India’s centuries old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.”

He added that “I would like to specially applaud Home Minister Amit Shah Ji for lucidly explaining all aspects of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. He also gave elaborate answers to the various points raised by respective MPs during the discussion in the Lok Sabha.”

-PTC News