India’s new citizenship law is anti-Muslim.Mahathir Mohamad

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Mahathir questioned the necessity of the new citizenship law saying people of different religions have lived together as citizens in India without any problem for the last 70 years [Ted Regencia/Al Jazeera]

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has criticised India’s new citizenship law, which is seen as discriminatory against Muslims and has sparked deadly protests across the South Asian country.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 on Friday, Mahathir questioned the “necessity” of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), when Indians have “lived together for 70 years”.

“People are dying because of this law. Why is there a necessity to do this when all the while, for 70 years, they have lived together as citizens without any problem?” he asked.