Myth: CAB is killing the Constitution of India. Fact: No
Fact: The Constitution of India prohibits discrimination in the name of religion, but it is for the citizens of India.
Fact:CAB is a special provision for people who are not Indian citizens. It seeks to accord Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis- immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Question: How is it against the Constitution then?
Fact:Muslims are not religious minorities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Fact: CAB seeks to provide Indian citizenship to minorities because they were persecuted in their home countries in the name of religion. These people are not economic migrants, they are not seeking Indian citizenship for better lifestyle.
Question: Why should Muslims from these 3 nations be included in CAB?
Myth: Northeast is protesting as CAB isn't secular. Fact: No
Fact: Yes, people in Northeast are protesting.
Fact: They are opposing the influx of immigrants from Bangladesh, because that would adversely affect the demography of the region.
Question: Shouldn't their concerns be addressed? Absolutely, yes. Citizenship is a sensitive topic. But, are they on the same page as elite liberals? Absolutely, not. They are not worried about the religion of these immigrants.