In a historic move, Parliament gave its assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 as it passed the Rajya Sabha test even as violent public protests broke out in the north-eastern states of Assam and Tripura over opposition to the bill. During voting in the Rajya Sabha, 125 votes went in favor of the bill and 105 against it. Despite NDA being in a minority in the Upper House, the bill received support from friendly parties including the AIADMK, which has 11 MPs in the Rajya Sabha, while the Shiv Sena walked out before voting commenced. The controversial legislation, which has been fiercely resisted by opposition parties for being unconstitutional and discriminatory, will now need President Ram Nath Kovind’s assent for it to become law. The bill was already approved by the Lok Sabha where the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is in a majority. The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 proposes to accord citizenship to illegal _____________ migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. On 12 December 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning it into an Citizenship Amendment, 2019 Act.
Which of the following religious communities was excluded from providing citizenship in the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019?
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 aims to provide citizenship to "any person belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian community from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan, who entered into India on or before 31 December 2014".