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U.S. Commission Censures India’s New Citizenship Bill

  • The controversial bill needs approval from the upper house
  • The proposed law has sparked anxiety among India’s Muslims
Millions May Be Left Stateless in India’s Citizenship Crackdown
Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg
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A U.S. federal commission has called for sanctions against India’s home minister and other top leaders if the country passes a controversial bill that will prevent Muslim migrants from neighboring countries from receiving citizenship.

After hours of heated debate, India’s lower house of Parliament early Tuesday morning passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill -- the next step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hardline Hindu nationalist agenda.