Does CAB – Citizenship Amendment Bill Violates Article 14 ? : CAB i.e citizen ship amendment bill of 2019 is in news for all the positive and negative reason now days , the bill get passed in Loksabha om 9th Dec. 2019 with huge majority and now being presented in Rajyasabha on 11th Dec. 2019.
From the starting itself , many are claiming that the bill is anti constitutional and it violates the Article 14 Of constitution, does it really violates ? let’s see below
First let us see what is Article 14 Of India ?
Article 14 States Equality before law : The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
Now coming to the topic , the new Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 if for the minorities from our three neighboring nations i.e the Bangladesh, Pakistan and Aafganistan , these countries have already declared themselves as islamic nation and the non-muslim religion are the minorities there , and the Indian Citizenship Amendment Bill grants citizen ship to those who belongs to minorities.
Does Is Violates Article 14 ?
NO , It doesn’t violates article 14 of Indian Constitution as the Law being made for minorities and the constitution allows to make laws for those who are minorities and are need to be uplifted and supported.
There are various laws that are already there for the the minorities in Indian constitution, there are lots of laws and reservation for the minorities on the basis of caste but here wer are discussing on the basis of religion , so here are few examples ;
- The Tamil Nadu government has allotted 3.5% of seats each to Muslims and Christians, thereby altering the OBC reservation to 23% from 30%.
- Kerala Public Service Commission has a quota of 6% for Muslims.
- Central Government carved out a sub quota of 4.5% for minorities, as defined under Section 2(c) of National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 [viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhist and Zoroastrians (Parsis)], from within the 27% reservation for OBCs in Civil Posts and Services under the Government of India and admission to Central Educational Institutions. Source
Above reservations and laws shows that there are special provision for the minorities on the basis of religion too , then , how can this bill be be unconstitutional ? Checkout Our More post from INDIAN POLITY.
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