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Could India’s Muslims become second class citizens?

Is a new law in India making Muslims second class citizens? Critics say the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act excludes Muslims and so contravenes the country’s secular constitution.

Could a new law in India be a step towards making Muslims second class citizens? The government says the Citizenship Amendment Act is a humanitarian law giving protection for people escaping religious persecution. But critics say that by excluding Muslims, the CAA contravenes the country’s secular constitution. Charmaine Cozier reports.

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