The Modi government has made fresh amendments to the citizenship amendment bill to ensure the voters of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The amendment says no legal action will be taken against the refugees of the country. As well as the minority refugees who are detained in the detention camp, they will be released.
BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said that the amendment will be taken after a meeting of the joint amendment committee meeting in Delhi with the citizenship bill on Monday. He said that this amendment has been brought to ensure the protection of the Bengali, especially the Hindu refugees. The proposal has been accepted in the meeting to bring this amendment. If this amendment gets passed, the problems of Bengali Hindus, which are excluded from the name of the current National Citizen Registration (NRC) in Assam will be solved. Because, in the NRC who did not name or could not include the names with adequate documents, no legal action can be taken against them. It will be easier to include them in the NRC list in Assam. Besides, the Bengalis who have been detained in the detention camps of Assam will be released.
Joint parliamentary committee chairman Rajendra Agarwal will present the citizenship amendment bill on January 7 in the Lok Sabha. According to the bill, no legal action will be taken against the minority Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Parsi and Jain religion of neighboring Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who have fled to India after fleeing religious persecution. And the minority refugees can not be held in camp by the ‘foreign’ authority. As well as the minorities who are now in the Hindu Detention camp, they will be released. Although this amendment to the Lok Sabha is scheduled to be presented on January 7, the bill is unlikely to pass this winter session. The reason is that the winter session of the parliament ends on January 8.
Meanwhile, on 4 January, Prime Minister Modi started campaigning for the Lok Sabha election from Silchar in Assam. In the election campaign, Modi will look at the citizenship bill, whether it will talk about the entire country. Although, during the last Lok Sabha elections of 2014, Modi announced that India’s citizenship was given to refugees. But the refugees did not get the taste of citizenship in this long time.