ISLAMABAD — As the Lok Sabha, lower house of Indian Parliament, passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 on Monday night, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the passing of the Bill and said it “violates all norms of international human rights law”.
The said Bill seeks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, which is discriminatory in nature.
Pakistan Prime Minister, in a tweet, said: “We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements with Pakistan.
“It is part of the RSS ‘Hindu Rashtra’ design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi govt.”\
We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of int human rights law & bilateral agreements with Pak. It is part of the RSS "Hindu Rashtra" design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi Govt. https://t.co/XkRdBiSp3G
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 10, 2019
The draft CAB legislation was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight after division of votes with 311 in its favour and 80 against it.
The Bill would now be moved in the Rajya Sabha to cross its final hurdle before becoming a law to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
(With inputs from IANS)