Tharoor hits at Shah: ‘Citizenship Bill fundamentally unconstitutional’

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, calling it “fundamentally unconstitutional” and contending that it violates the basic idea of India. Tharoor’s remarks came hours after the Union Cabinet gave its nod for the Bill that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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