Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi facing major challenge for first time over citizenship Act

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a beating over the Citizenship Amendment Act turmoil.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a beating over the Citizenship Amendment Act turmoil.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept a low profile during the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) earlier this month in Parliament.

Mr Modi, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's best orator, was not present during the debates on the draft legislation, which provides citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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