CAB will result in ‘Hindutva version of Pakistan’: Tharoor

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, calling it ‘Hindutva version of Pakistan’ and contending that it violates the basic idea of India.

The Bill will mark the definitive victory of Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s thinking over that of Mahatma Gandhi’s, Tharoor said, asserting that the exercise of granting citizenship on the basis of religion will reduce India to a ‘Hindutva version of Pakistan’.

“It is a shameless performance by a government which as recently as last year, refused to entertain any discussion on developing a National Asylum policy, which I had proposed in a Private Members Bill and shared personally with the then home minister and his home secretary,” Tharoor said.

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