Citizenship Amendment Bill Passage Marks ‘Dark Day’ In Constitutional History Of India, Says Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg News)  

Citizenship Amendment Bill Passage Marks ‘Dark Day’ In Constitutional History Of India, Says Sonia Gandhi

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill marks a "dark day" in constitutional history of India and a "victory of narrow minded and bigoted forces" over the country's pluralism.

In a statement, she also reiterated Congress' determination to be relentless in its struggle against what she alleged was the Bharatiya Janata Party’s "dangerously divisive and polarising agenda".

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"The Bill fundamentally challenges the idea of India that our forefathers fought for and, in its place, creates a disturbed, distorted and divided India where religion will become a determinant of nationhood," she said.

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