I Think the Citizenship Bill is Fundamentally Unconstitutional: Shashi Tharoor
GUWAHATI: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the Citizenship Bill undermines the fundamental tenets of the Constitution.
"I think the bill is fundamentally unconstitutional because the basic idea of India has been violated in the bill. Those who believe that religion should determine nationhood... that was the idea of Pakistan, they created Pakistan. We have always argued that our idea of nation was what Mahatma Gandhi, Nehruji, Maluana Azad, Dr Ambedkar have said, that religion cannot determine nationhood," Tharoor told reporters.
Earlier today the Union Cabinet cleared the bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.