#worldnews | India braces for protests over citizenship bill excluding Muslims | World news

India’s lower house has passed controversial legislationthat will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the country’s north-east. The citizenship amendment bill provides that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians fleeing persecution in Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and…

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#religion | Coalition’s revamped bill allows religious organisations to discriminate against staff | Australia news

The federal government will enshrine religious institutions’ ability to discriminate against staff on the basis of religion but has narrowed a controversial proposal to allow medical practitioners to object to treating patients. On Tuesday the prime minister, Scott Morrison, and the attorney general, Christian Porter, unveiled changes designed to respond…

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