Muslims from Pakistan, other countries won’t get Indian citizenship as Delhi passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

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NEW DELHI: Exposing its so-called secular image, India has passed a controversial legislation that will allow citizenship to all religious minorities except Muslims fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

The Indian lower house Lok Saba passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill early Tuesday.

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah moved the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Saba.

The bill was approved with 311 votes in favour and 80 against it.