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3) Does the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill go against Article 14 of the Constitution?Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic:   Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

3) Does the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill go against Article 14 of the Constitution?Critically analyse.(250 words)

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Why this question:

he Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha in January this year but lapsed as it was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha. It had proposed to amend the original Citizenship Act of 1955. After returning to power with a majority for another term, the National Democratic Alliance government is trying to resurrect the Bill. 

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the mandate of the bill, associated fault lines, the apex court observations in this regard and in what way the bill goes against Article 14 of the Constitution.

Directive:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief explain the mandate of the bill.

Body:

First explain the Concept of Citizenship followed by the country.

The answer must focus to bring out the conflict that the bill holds on with Article 14 of the constitution.

Discuss the drawbacks associated with the bill.

Explain that there should be no politics in the passing of legislations that bypass the democratic ideals of India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting propositions or solutions to the issue.

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