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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 […]

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Had Congress not allowed partition on basis of religion, Citizenship Bill was not needed: Amit Shah in LS

New Delhi:  The government on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha despite objection raised by the opposition parties calling the move “fundamentally unconstitutional” and “violation” of Article 14 of the Indian constitution and others. Following over an hour debate on the Bill’s legislative competence if it can be taken […]