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Lok Sabha burns midnight oil to pass Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

New Delhi: The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, which seeks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight though it was vehemently opposed by the major opposition parties which described it as “anti-Muslim”. However, the government rejected the opposition’s claims, saying the Bill […]

Citizenship Bill anti-Muslim: Owaisi

New Delhi: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) faced criticism from All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi who tore a copy of the draft legislation in the Lok Sabh on Monday calling it “arbitrary in nature” and “against the Muslim community”. The Hyderabad MP expressed objections over the CAB’s nature while participating in the debate, […]

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Cabinet clears 6 bills including Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved six bills including the Citizenship Amendment Bill and extended reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies for another 10 years. Responding to questions, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Citizenship Amendment Bill takes care of India’s interests. “I am confident […]

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Union Cabinet clears Citizenship Amendment Bill, to be tabled in Parliament soon

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, said sources. A bill to amend the the Citizenship Act, 1955, is likely to be introduced in the Parliament […]

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Citizenship Amendment Bill for whole country, not confined to northeast: Rajnath

New Delhi :  Commenting on the reports of violence in the northeastern states as a result of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 being passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that “misconception” is being spread about the Bill. He said the Bill, which seeks to remove […]