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Proud Moment for Hindus: Ravi Kishan on defending Citizenship Amendment Bill

Proud Moment for Hindus: Ravi Kishan on defending Citizenship Amendment Bill
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Outside the parliament during the debate over the bill, Ravi Kishan had said, this is a proud moment for all of us.

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, another controversy of BJP lawmaker and actor Ravi Kishan has emerged over his remarks which were made on the Citizenship Amendment Bill saying it was a proud moment for all Hindus.

BJP MP Ravi Kishan defended the controversial bill saying, India is a Hindu Rashtra as Hindus are the majority. "Population of Hindus is 100 crores...so obviously India is a Hindu Rashtra. There are so many Muslim and Christian countries, so it is amazing that we have a country called Bharat to keep alive our culture," he said.

Outside the parliament during the debate over the bill, Ravi Kishan had said, this is a proud moment for all of us.

The Union Cabinet, earlier had cleared the bill which will grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they face any religious persecution.

As per sources, in the next two days a bill for the amendment of the Citizenship Act, 1955, is likely to be introduced in the Parliament.

Congress opposed the amendment of the Citizenship Bill stating that, it undermines the fundamental tenets of the Constitution,

Shashi Tharoor the party leader on the grounds of the Parliament said, "I think the bill is fundamentally unconstitutional because the basic idea of India has been violated in the bill. Those who believe that religion should determine nationhood... that was the idea of Pakistan, they created Pakistan. We have always argued that our idea of nation was what Mahatma Gandhi, Nehruji, Maluana Azad, Dr Ambedkar have said that religion cannot determine nationhood."

"Ours is a country for everybody and everybody, irrespective of religion, has equal rights in this country, and the Constitution that they wrote reflected that. Today, this bill undermines this fundamental tenet of the Constitution," he added.

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