Bengaluru Archbishop submits memorandum to Centre over Citizenship Bill
Archbishop Peter Machado submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister, President and Governor of Karnataka and appealed to them to grant citizenship to illegal migrants based on each individual’s merit and not based on religion.
Bengaluru: After violent CAA protests, BJP leaders took the onus to explain the Citizenship law and why minority groups don’t have to fear it. Peter Machado, metropolitan archbishop of Bengaluru and president of All Karnataka United Christian Forum for Human Rights submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, the President of India and Karnataka’s Governor on the responses of all Christians of Karnataka to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. The memorandum appealed to the citizens to maintain peace and harmony, and that they should not recourse to violent methods to fight for their cause. It also appealed to the Central government to grant citizenship to the illegal migrants not on the basis of religion but on the merits of each individual case.