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Why not CAB?

The point to note is that these people were citizens of undivided India and they were forced to flee their own homes for saving their lives after being subjected to atrocities on the grounds of religion.

The citizenship amendment bill (CAB) seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim
immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they faced religious
persecution there. In order to acquire citizenship in India, one needs to go through a
naturalization process. One of the criteria of naturalization is that the concerned
person has to live in India or work in the Central Government for 11 years. What this
bill does is that it reduces this period to six years for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains,
Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. But they still have
to go through the process of naturalization.

North-Eastern states are opposed to it and therefore taken out of the purview of the
bill. Congress and some other opposition parties have objected to the bill mainly on
the ground that it excludes Muslims as beneficiaries. But it may be recalled that on
December 18, 2003, former Prime Minister and Congress MP Manmohan Singh,
who was then leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, had spoken in the Upper
House in favour of giving citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh who had taken
refuge in India because of persecution.

Every logical mind should, therefore, urge the Centre to grant citizenship to all such people, taking into consideration historical reality and the humanitarian aspect.

In the Rajya Sabha, Manmohan Singh who was yet to become country’s Prime
Minister had said, “After the partition of our country, minorities in countries like
Bangladesh have faced persecution, and it is our moral obligation that if
circumstances force people, these unfortunate people, to seek refuge in our country,
our approach to granting citizenship to these unfortunate persons should be more

Assamese also are against the bill. But what many may not know is that even a
Tarun Gogoi led Government in Assam had sought Citizenship for persecuted Hindu
Bengalis, Buddhists who migrated from Bangladesh’ in the year 2012 when both
Centre & State was ruled by Congress[1].

The then CM of Assam, Tarun Gogoi had submitted a memorandum to the then
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on April 20, 2012, pleading that religious
minorities who had to flee due to discrimination & religious persecution at the time of
partition, should not be treated as foreigners & given citizenship.

Even much earlier on November 25 in 1947, the Congress Working Committee had
passed a resolution similarly urging citizenship for refugees from Pakistan. To quote
‘The Congress is bound to afford full protection to all those non-Muslims from
Pakistan who have crossed the border and come over to India or may do so to save
their life and honour.’[2].

In an article ‘Congress must fulfil its promises made to the Hindu refugees’ by Bishu Duttachoudhury in Barak Bulletin dated December 4, 2018[3], this and other similar promises made to the refugees from Pakistan by Gandhi, Nehru, Prasad and Patel
on different occasions have been elaborately mentioned.

The point to note is that these people were citizens of undivided India and they were
forced to flee their own homes for saving their lives after being subjected to atrocities
on the grounds of religion. They are different from the migrants who left Bangladesh /
Pakistan for economic reasons. Every logical mind should, therefore, urge the Centre
to grant citizenship to all such people, taking into consideration historical reality and
the humanitarian aspect.

Why breach promises?

[1] The necessity of the proposed amended Citizenship BillDecember 6, 2018,

[2] India’s struggle for freedom: documents and sources by Jagadish Saran
Sharma – Vol 3 p 835,

[3] Congress Must Fulfil Its Promises Made To The Hindu Refugees: An Open Letter From Bishu DuttachoudhuryDecember 4, 2018,

1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

Sudip Bhattacharyya

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  • At least those, who were trapped in those countries without their involvement and getting harassed continuiusly should be protected

  • Never forget what these #whiteraktbeej Draculaism, Pizzaroism of 4th grade wannabe White savage Pakipanjabis did to Indians, the mix breed of Turks, Mughals, Taimurids, NadirShah and beloved white holy foresjkin. ALL INVADERS CAME from Afghanistan, NWFP Pakistan Punjab to India but never was there any resistance to Invaders in that area till Sikhs came up in INDIAN PUNJAB, the real Punjabi. These Pakipanjabis are ex Mughal savages who picked Hindu Sikh identities out of fear of NALWA, as they feared his sword will cut them for the bloodthirsty killings of Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh sons. NEVER FOREGT NEVER FORGIVE. THEY DESERVE ALL THAT IS HAPPENING TO THEM AND MUCH MORE, Actually every country which became free of WHITE CHRISTIAN IMPALER-ISM first slaughtered or expelled the #RAKTBEEJ (mestizos as they are called in South and Latin Americas and BSTDS comminly). 1947 THE white bstd Nehru and evil white savages Brits knew first to be butchered in 47 would be the evilest bloodthirsty idelogy called Xtians and these #Raktbeej, they turned it into Hindu Muslim Riots wd help of Jinnah (another Nehru half brother), NEVER FORGET NEVER FORGIVE

  • The Outsiders in India are these #spermbeej Pakipanjabis, Bdeshis, ITALIANS and these bloody Coolies. We Hindus minus Periyarist pigs, samosa Xtians, (many with Fake Hindu names to take the benifits of reservation) the barbarians who helped Brit White in genocide of 200 million Hindus, supported Porkistan, 3 million killings, today parading as Bheemtas-Buddhists (actually Xtian JOGTAS whom Babasahaeb always opposed), Yadavs, Dummeels, Chamar-Mahars DRADULLAS should be around 50 Crore out of 95 crore Hindus and we ARE A SEPARATE NATION. Let these #whiteMULTIORGY #HALALA #FREESEX prd HARAMIS go to either DARUL ISLAM or DARUL VATICAN and be slaughtered,we hell care.HINDUS should demand and get a SEPARATE NATION FREE OF ALL CASTEIST, TAIMURWADI, BUDDHIST, PIZZARO, , YADAV , PAKIPANJABI, BDESHI WHITE bsd prd, modern day slavetraders,
    Yesterday buctchers, mass rapists, savages are today parading as FakeDalits, JOGINDER MANDALITES, SECULAR (SECULAR BIRTH FROM UNKNOWN WHITE/TAIMURI FDI so DNA effect) pakipanjabis, bongs Dummels

  • I oppose CAB because that will bring in whole lot of these Pakipanjabis-The Raktbeej created in worst of White barbarian savage Brits and then American, Turk, Mughal gutter, by White and "Phoren"foreskin worshipping Pakipanjabi genetic lumpens, white barbarian dracula still occupying us. This will bring in those cowardly orgied freesex, uncultured loud mouth Bangali filth Louts. What is Bharat experience with these White Butt sucking beasts. THESE ILLEGALS, OUTSIDERS are biggest traitors, all crime, terrorism, rapes, Naxalism, Khalistani terrorists, all can be traced to these pitvipers who came orgied, naked, hungry, beggars to India, lodged in NATIVE HINDU HOmes in India for 3-4 years where they ate, slept, lived AND THEN STARTED BREAKING BHARAT just to get holy White spemFDI
    They Amply deserve and deserved what they are getting and MORE. Indians should also start slaughtering these evil parasites, swine flu. PAKISTAN IS BARBARIAN NAZI PAKIPANJABI..the worst killers after WWII, AND BDesh was created in name of bangali. They are NOT HINDUS but think themselves to be White barbarian PIZZROVADI, DRACULAWADI, POPEWADI, NAZI RACISTS, 4th Grade whites, happy to clean white gutters (most gutter cleaners of US/EU plus Free satiation services are run by them from home).
    AND XTIAN BARBARIAC SAVAGES and their bloodthirsty blood spilling cannibal God rituals any country with 10% Xtians did not survive. Mayas, Incas, Aztecs, Tainos (now extinct), Red Indians, South American Natives, maoris, Chinese, Indians, Blacks...The white Klannist Nazi, racist savagery posing as Xtianity
    As for Chagezwadi, HALAGUWADIS, Ashokawadis, the world first genocide was conducted by Buddhist Bigot Ashoka made Mahan by the White unknown gutter prd Lehru and his Pakipanjabi BONG keeps
    INDIAFORINDIANS now. CUTOFF DATE SHOULD BE 1940, all who came after 1940 shd be out

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