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Modi's religion-based citizenship bill triggers outrage

Non-Muslims from neighboring countries would gain from Indian legislation

Protesters in Kolkata burn Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in effigy on Dec. 5 over a bill that would grant citizenship to religious minorities facing persectution in neighboring Muslim countries.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- The Indian government's controversial proposal to grant citizenship to religious minorities in three neighboring countries has sparked outrage, with critics warning it will marginalize India's roughly 195 million Muslims.

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