Government plans to amend Citizenship Act to grant citizenship to persecuted refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

india-bangladeshi-migrants1New Delhi: Narendra Modi government may soon pass an ordinance to amend the Citizenship Act making a provision to grant citizenship to persecuted refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Home Ministry has set up a task force to work on the modalities of granting citizenship to various Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, and Chakma refugees, according to a report in Times of India.

The ordinance is likely to bring great relief to the persecuted Hindu and other minority people from Bangladesh who have crossed over to West Bengal and Assam.

The legislation is likely to face stiff opposition in the parliament, but according to TOI report, government may attempt to introduce the bill during winter session to send a message to the persecuted refugees especially from Bangladesh that government intends to mainstream them.

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