Minorities within majority face persecution in Indian subcontinent -Vignesh Radhakrishnan

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published Published on Dec 20, 2019   modified Modified on Dec 20, 2019
-The Hindu

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act provides a path for citizenship to minorities (non-Muslims) from three Muslim majority nations - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Data show that religious minorities, including Muslims, in other neighboring countries such as Myanmar, China and Sri Lanka also face persecution. In many countries, minority sects within the majority religions (including Islam) are also persecuted.


According to UN estimates, there are over 51 lakh international migrants in India as of 2019. Among them, over 2 lakh people were refugees recognised under the 1951 Convention. Most migrants in India are from Bangladesh while most refugees are from China (Tibetans).

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The Hindu, 18 December, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/data/data-persecution-of-minorities-among-indias-neighbours/article30338662.ece?homepage=true&fbclid=IwAR3yHqheynZtAr54_4Tii6LZc0B7OJ9E-Vh2Wo


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