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Don't support Citizenship Amendment Bill, it's divisive: IIM-B faculty, students to MPs

By Our Representative
In an open letter to Members of Parliament (MPs), about 80 students, staff, and faculty of the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) have said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), cleared by the union Cabinet and is slated to be introduced in the parliament soon, is "against the fundamental founding principle of our republic – equality before law without regard to religious beliefs."
Asking them to treat the whole issue urgently, the letter states, "The CAB, along with the promise of an expanded nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) has spread fear in the minds of more than two-hundred million of our fellow Muslim citizens."
According to the letter, "India’s great strength lies in its diversity. Stripping two-hundred million fellow Indians of their basic dignity will not make India great or strong. Instead, it will lay the foundations of a country in perpetual strife."
Warning that CAB will "foment ethnic and communal discontent across the vast swathe of India, from Tamil Nadu to Assam", the letter says, "It is highly unlikely to benefit even the intended beneficiaries."
Urging MPs to oppose the CAB in Parliament, the letter adds, "Generations to come will salute the stand that you took in 2019 to safeguard the founding principles of our republic."
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