1,047 scientists and scholars from India and abroad, have signed an open letter, condemning the Citizenship Amendment Bill and asking for it’s withdrawal. It is written in the letter that,
“the idea of India that emerged from the independence movement, and as enshrined in our Constitution, is that of a country that aspires to treat people of all faiths equally. The use of religion as a criterion would be inconsistent with the basic structure of the Constitution.”

Signatories of the letter include Rajesh Gopakumar (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences), Sandip Trivedi (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Sandeep Pandey (Magsaysay Award Recipient), S.S. Bhatnagar (Atish Dabholkar Awardee), etc. The letter ends with an appeal to withdraw the bill in it’s current form.