New Delhi (Sputnik): Protests over a brand new citizenship regulation in India have been raging throughout the nation since its enactment. The regulation permits citizenship to be granted non-Muslim immigrants corresponding to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, however Muslims aren’t eligible.
Whereas hundreds of individuals, together with students and famous personalities, took to the streets to point out their disagreement with a brand new citizenship regulation, a simultaneous protest emerged in help of the act and began trending on Twitter as netizens really feel that those that are protesting have a half baked data about it.
Journos who have been looking for some loopholes or tales, have been for a shock! pic.twitter.com/zEhMiIRaBo
— Rahul Kaushik (@kaushkrahul) December 21, 2019
Twitterati additionally recommend that Authorities shouldn’t differentiate between residents on the premise of faith, necessitating the adoption of a Uniform Civil Code.
Some even raised questions on Bollywood personalities Like Farhan Akhtar and Swara Bhasker who joined the protesters in opposition to the regulation and blamed them for constructing “false narratives”.
Many social media customers shared the movies of “Huge rallies” that have been organised in help of the act.
One consumer additionally shared info on new regulation for these “misinformed” crowd.
The brand new Act together with a proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) have led to nationwide protests, particularly by the Muslim group, who allege it’s discriminatory. The NRC requires the identification of all unlawful immigrants residing in India, however some Muslims are involved that when the NRC is launched throughout India, solely Muslims must show their citizenship and never folks of another religion.
The Citizenship Regulation grants citizenship to unlawful immigrants from six spiritual minorities – Hindus, Parsis, Jains, Christians, Buddhists, and Sikhs, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, in the event that they arrived in India previous to 31 December, 2014. It, nonetheless, excludes Muslims – a call seen by many protesters as a breach of the Indian structure.