Proposed amendment in citizenship and the south Asian refugee
Radhe Shyam, Gita NR
Secularity is not absence of all religion moreover greater respect of every religion. State shall conduct his business without any discrimination on the basis of religion is the bedrock of Indian Constitution as well as sprit of Indian great glory historic ideals along with concept of secularism same as propounded by Indian Apex Court in S. R. Bommai Case. The proposed amendment in Citizenship Act 1955 provides some relief to the Asian refugee who are belong to the particular religion and exclude the some other person who does not constitute the same. This paper try to find the answer in multifold aspect; one is, the proposed amendment against the concept of Secularism; second is, the amendment proposed by Indian Parliament against the spirit of Indian Constitution and finally test the proposed amendment in the light of International Convention relating to the Status of Refugee 1951.