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US, UN express concern about India's religion-based citizenship law
March 13, 2024

The UN High Commissioner Office for Human Rights says India's citizenship amendment law is in breach of the country's human rights obligations.                              

Talking to Reuters, Spokesperson of Office expressed concern over Indian government's decision to implement controversial law and termed it fundamentally discriminatory in nature.     

Meanwhile, a US state department spokesperson also expressed concern over the matter and said the US is closely monitoring how this act will be implemented.      

The citizenship amendment law allows non-Muslim religious minorities particularly Hindus from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan seek Indian citizenship.

The law has sparked widespread criticism from within India and abroad for being discriminatory against Muslims.