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Hamid Karzai Speaks Out Against India’s Controversial Citizens Act Amendment

NEW DELHI: After Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks questioning the Citizenship (Amendment) Act comes another adverse comment from a top leader of a stakeholder country – Afghanistan.

Speaking up against India’s decision to grant citizenship to Sikhs, Hindus and other non-Muslims from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said India should treat all Afghans equally.

“We don’t have persecuted minorities in Afghanistan…the whole country is persecuted. We have been in war and conflict for a long time. All religions in Afghanistan – Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – which are our three main religions, have suffered,” Karzai told The Hindu during a visit to Delhi.