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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2188-2191

Misplaced outrage on India's new citizenship laws: Opinions of healthcare professionals

1 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oncology, Shalby Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Satish Bhat
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mangalore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_245_20

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Historically India, that is Bharat, has shown its acceptance for refugees and the prosecuted minorities. As a civilization, India has given shelter, unbiased protection and habitation to the Christians from Syria, Zoroastrians (Parsis) from Iran, and Jews since ancient times from the Kingdom of Judah. More recently, Jews also arrived in India from Poland during the holocaust. The constitution of India provides means for meeting the aspirations of the citizen of India of diverse faiths and spiritualism. Since inception it has undergone several amendments from time to time, through a democratic process and by the elected represented in the Indian Parliament This Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA 2019) is in continuation of the same ethos of pluralism and civilizational trait of protection for the prosecuted. Authors present their perspective on the misplace outrage on this issue specially propagated through international medical and medical journals.

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