Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina recently made a significant statement on Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). In the statement, she said that she did not understand the intention of CAB, which meant to give Indian citizenship to minorities that faced “religious persecution” in neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh.
Hasina straightly said that, “Why this Bill…I don’t understand. Is it for election purpose?”
In the issue of “religious persecution”, the PM clarified that, “There is no such [religious persecution] in Bangladesh. Some incidents have happened. But we took immediate action. It is not in Bangladesh alone.”
“I have understood the feelings of Indian citizens that they are also not happy with the Bill.”
“I think India should not do anything that creates tension.”- she added.