Full text of Meghalaya High Court judge Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen’s order on unconditional citizenship for non-Muslim migrants

Updated - December 15, 2018 10:28 pm IST

Published - December 15, 2018 09:58 pm IST

Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen. Photo: meghalayahighcourt.nic.in

Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen. Photo: meghalayahighcourt.nic.in

The Meghalaya High Court on December 10, 2018 asked the Central government to bring in law to let people of religious and ethnic minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan get citizenship without any cut-off year or any questions asked.

Justice Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen said: “I am confident that only this government under Shri Narendra Modi ji  will understand the gravity, and will do the needful as requested above.”

“Pakistan declared itself an Islamic country and India, since it was divided on the basis of religion, should have also been declared a Hindu country but it remained a secular country. Even today, in Pakistan, Bangaldesh and Afghanistan, the Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Chrstians, Parsis, Khasis, Jaintias and Garos are tortured and they have no place to go and those Hindus who entered India during Partition are still considered foreigners, which in my understanding is illogical, illegal and against the principle of natural justice,” he said.

Read the full text of the verdict here .

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