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  1. Homo Sapiens

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    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/for...ill-will-strain-indias-ties-with-bang-1976839

    Citizenship Bill Will Strain India's Ties With Bangladesh," Says Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi

    The bill, which aims to provide speedy citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, was passed in the Lok Sabha recently.
    All India | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Updated: January 12, 2019 23:22 IST


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    Tarun Gogoi said Sheikh Hasina has done a lot to make Bangladesh more secular in its outlook.


    GUWAHATI:
    The manner in which the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2016 is being portrayed by BJP leaders at the state and central levels will only end up straining relations between India and Bangladesh, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has claimed. Claims of "religious persecution" in Bangladesh only serve to undermine Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's efforts to uphold secularism in the neighbouring country, he added.

    "This bill will strain relations between the two countries. This present Bangladesh regime has been helpful, and there is peace in the Northeast because of Hasina's decision to act against terrorist camps across the border. Hindus are safe in her country, the number of Durga Pujas is increasing every year, and here you are unnecessarily giving Bangladesh a bad name over religious persecution," Mr Gogoi told NDTV.

    The bill, which aims to provide fast-track citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, was passed in the Lok Sabha recently.

    Mr Gogoi said that in his 15 years spent governing Assam, not a single person from neighbouring Bangladesh had come seeking citizenship due to religious persecution. "I had a long telephonic discussion with the Bangladesh chief minister to discuss the matter," he said, adding that the BJP's campaign of religious persecution in Bangladesh is portraying the Sheikh Hasina government in a "wrong light".

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    Homo Sapiens SENIOR MEMBER

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    India is welcoming Bangladeshi Hindus with citizenship for vote bank politics. Myanmar is welcoming Bangladeshi Buddhists with free land and ration for demographic reason. Now Bangladeshi Muslims are feeling very neglected. Who will take us? :undecided:
     
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    The fear of muslim aggression is gone after NRC. So the tone of Indian politician have changed quite a bit regarding illegal immigration.
     
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    The truth is, Citizenship Bill allows people to make voluntary decisions on their own to choose their destiny.

    The truth is, Al Congress' vote bank will get diluted which is why they are worried. Bangladesh under Hasina is any day better than any Indian state under Congress terrorist party.
     
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    But this is really mad. Why should we give citizenship to any foreigner irrespective of their religious affiliation ???

    We already have over 1.3 Billion and are struggling to provide jobs, food and other essentials a vast majority. This is just petty vote bank politics which proves NDA/BJP is just the flip-side of the same coin.

    @Joe Shearer Would like to know your take on this if you are free. :)
     
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    A stupid Sanghi jumla, and almost calculated to set flames to Assam. They are seething with anger. You notice every single religious denomination is included EXCEPT Muslims. This is Donald Trump nationalism.
     
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    India for Indians.

    Cheers, Doc
     
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    lol dont worry this is just to show off just like we have non hindu presidents etc type of Indian rhetoric on internet, as no Hindu from neighboring country in his right mind would love to take indian citizenship as India is not some heaven and have worst life for any humans so just chill:D
     
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    India exclusively for Indian's. :enjoy:

    You ain't know the reality I guess. I bet, while you won't find anyone from India including our Muslim brothers seeking Refuge/Asylum in other nation especially Pakistan, can you boast about the same with religious minorities back home in Pakistan, huh ??? :disagree::disagree::disagree:

    Even Srilanka or Bangladesh seem to be better.

    Distressed Pakistani asylum seekers rough it out in Sri Lanka

    Why Pakistani Hindus leave their homes for India

    Maybe we are a worst place for any Humans that some are ditching the land of pure for us, right Baby ???? LOL :D:D:D
     
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    Not just the citizenship bill, but for the last few years they are systematically letting the genie out of the bottle. But what they don't understand or pretend not to is that even after having one of the largest army, fastest growing economies etc. etc. we also have enough ingredients in our society to become next Libya or Syria. It is only a matter of how far you discriminate between own citizens (of-course within law) and push them towards the wall, so much so that they have no other choice but to revolt. :hitwall::hitwall::hitwall:
     
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    Can they be so really stupid? I am slowly beginning to fear so, after all that has gone on so far, to have the CBI coup, the forward classes reservation bill and now this, apparently as a panic response to the defeat in the recent elections.

    There was a fear that they would engineer an incident with Pakistan, or communal riots, or an emergency of some sort, in order to shore up their position, and in order to retain power. Looks like they hadn't even planned for that eventuality, and these three events are a foretaste of how they will go forward.
     
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    Revolt will be taken down and resistance is futile.
     
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    They ARE stupid.

    And they are dangerous.

    Its not a Hindu awakening/catharsis thing anymore. They need to be purged from the democratic system.

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    Very true. It is really sad to see the "Divide And Rule" policy advocated by the British are used over and over again for petty political gains (especially by the right wingers). These idiots irrespective of parties can't see beyond next 5 Years I guess. Ironically BJP/RSS is using it much more as a tool to materialism some of their declared/undeclared agendas beyond political gains. It's hard time educated Indian's should make a good choice. But I'm not at all optimistic, if more progressive societies like U.S can elect someone like Trump, we have very little hope when religion and caste and related hatred are so ingrained in our blood. :(:(:(

    People never see the bigger picture. It's now about who will win or loose eventually with such a revolt across the nation, it is about how long it will drag the progress and development of the nation as a whole. See Syria or Libya as an example. :hitwall:
     
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    Comparing dictatorship with democracy is very childish emotional thing. If the bill is wrong then opposition should oppose it in a democratic system and rally the country to oust that party.

    Any attempt against nation and it's established democratic system will be brutally purged.