Washington sources reported that India's Citizenship Amendment Bill is an attempt to reduce minority muslims into second class citizens, a Muslim-American Congressman has said as the contentious bill got the clearance from both the houses of the indian parliament. Meanwhile the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which seeks to provide indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from pakistan, bangladesh and afghanistan, was passed by rajya sabha on Wednesday. lok sabha cleared the Bill on Monday.
Furthermore this move is yet another attempt to effectively reduce muslims in india to second-class citizens,” said Congressman Andre Carson, who is one of the three Muslim members currently serving in the US Congress. Carson also raised his concern for the removal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. He said "When the indian prime minister modi announced the unilateral changes to Jammu and Kashmir's status on august 5, I expressed my grave concern about its implications for the future of Kashmir".
As per report it was stated that when calling it a dangerous move that disregards international norms, Carson said that government has ignored the democratic will of the Kashmiri people, undermined the rich tradition of indian constitutionalism and raises huge questions about the future of India