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  • hat is Citizenship (Amendment) Bill? And why are people of North-East protesting it

    Explained: What is Citizenship (Amendment) Bill? And why are people of North-East protesting it?

    India | December 11, 2019 13:18 IST

    The Lok Sabha passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill after a fierce debate on Monday. Introducing the Bill, Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah said that while no where does this bill target India's minority community, but illegal immigrants would not be allowed to stay in the country at any cost.

  • Opposition not consulted on Article 370, Citizenship Bill: Ashok Gehlot

    Opposition not consulted on Article 370, Citizenship Bill: Ashok Gehlot

    Politics | December 11, 2019 11:34 IST

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has criticised the Narendra Modi government for not taking the opposition into confidence on key issues like the scrapping of Article 370 and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

  • PM Narendra Modi speaks on Citizenship Bill

    Opposition speaking language of Pakistan on Citizenship Bill, says PM Modi: Sources

    India | December 11, 2019 12:43 IST

    The contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill is set to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The bill piloted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah was comfortably passed in the Lok Sabha on late Monday night.

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    Citizenship Bill an attempt to ethnically cleanse Northeast: Rahul Gandhi

    India | December 11, 2019 13:00 IST

    After being passed in the Lok Sabha, the Citizenship Amendment Bill will be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party, meanwhile, has exuded confidence of support by parties for the passage of the Bill.

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    Hindu migrants from Pakistan celebrate Citizenship Bill

    India | December 11, 2019 12:57 IST

    The Citizenship Amendment Bill piloted by Home Minister Amit Shah was passed by the Lok Sabha with an overwhelming majority on Monday night. According to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, non-Muslim minorities, who fled religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and moved to the country before December 31, 2014, will be accorded Indian citizenship.

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    United Nations refuses to comment on Citizenship Amendment Bill

    World | December 11, 2019 7:59 IST

    "As far as I am aware, this legislation will go through a legislative process. We do not have a comment while the domestic legislative process is being carried out," United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Citizenship Bill. 

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    Citizenship Bill faces Rajya Sabha test today; BJP confident of support

    India | December 11, 2019 7:15 IST

    On Monday, Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they fled their native country due to religious persecution. The Bill is slated to be introduced in Rajya Sabha today.

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    Citizenship Amendment Bill faces Rajya Sabha test: The number game

    India | December 10, 2019 23:58 IST

    Citizenship Amendment Bill will face the Rajya Sabha test on Wednesday after a smooth passage in the lower house. Union Home Minister Amit Shah led a typically strong front of the BJP+ in the Lok Sabha to pass the contentious bill with a majority of 311 votes in favour. Now, the number game in Rajya Sabha is something everyone would be keenly watching. 

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    Busting the 'myths' on Citizenship Amendment Bill

    India | December 10, 2019 22:17 IST

    ​A day before the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is set to face the Rajya Sabha test on Wednesday, the government tried to clear the air by busting what it calls "myth" about the Bill.  

  • Owaisi Citizenship Amendment Bill

    Government is bringing Jinnah alive with Citizenship Bill: Asaduddin Owaisi

    India | December 10, 2019 20:22 IST

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday claimed that the government is bringing Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah alive with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Speaking at the Lokmat National Conclave, Owaisi said that even if the bill is passed by parliament, he will "knock on all doors" in the country and keep his point of view in front of the people.

  • NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik

    Same view not always possible: NCP on Sena backing CAB

    India | December 10, 2019 18:03 IST

    With its Maharashtra alliance partner Shiv Sena backing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, the NCP on Tuesday said the two are different parties and it is not possible always for them to hold the same view on all issues.

  • Over 1,000 scientists, scholars sign petition demanding

    Over 1,000 scientists, scholars sign petition demanding withdrawal of citizenship bill

    India | December 10, 2019 17:41 IST

    Over 1,000 scientists and scholars have signed a petition demanding that the Citizenship Amendment Bill in its current form be withdrawn, with noted academician Pratap Bhanu Mehta saying the legislation will transform India into an "unconstitutional ethnocracy".

  • Shiv Sena Citizenship Bill

    After supporting CAB in Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena says conditions apply for Rajya Sabha support

    India | December 10, 2019 16:49 IST

    Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday that until there was clarity on queries raised by the party on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Shiv Sena will not back it in Rajya Sabha.

  • US Commission statement on Citizenship Bill not 'accurate':

    Neither accurate nor warranted: India responds to US Commission statement on CAB

    India | December 10, 2019 16:24 IST

    India on Tuesday said the statement made by a committee of the US government on religious freedom after the Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was neither accurate nor warranted.

  • CAB stir: Bandh agitators clash with security forces in

    CAB stir: Bandh agitators clash with security forces in Assam, train services affected

    India | December 10, 2019 14:16 IST

    Normal life came to a halt on Tuesday in Assam's Brahmaputra Valley due to a statewide bandh called by two students' organizations in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment)Bill, which has received Lok Sabha nod. The 11-hour shutdown, called by the All Assam Students' Union and the North East Students' Organisation - an apex body of student unions in the region - however, failed to evoke much impact on Bengali-dominated Barak Valley.

  • Fascist Modi Govt’s Hindu Rashtra Design’: Pakistan PM

    Citizenship Bill violates bilateral agreements with Pakistan: Imran Khan

    World | December 10, 2019 12:53 IST

    Imran Khan took to Twitter and said: "We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of int human rights law & bilateral agreements with Pak. It is part of the RSS "Hindu Rashtra" design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi Govt."

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    Shiv Sena votes in government support to introduce Citizenship Bill in Lok Sabha

    India | December 10, 2019 11:49 IST

    The Citizenship Amendment Bill piloted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah was comfortably passed in the Lok Sabha on late Monday night as the ruling BJP enjoys a clear majority in the house. Sources in the party said that the legislation will also sail through the Rajya Sabha as the ruling NDA has the numbers.

  • BJP issues whip

    Citizenship Amendment Bill to be moved in Rajya Sabha; BJP issues whip to MPs

    India | December 10, 2019 8:46 IST

    In a hard-hitting reply to the debate on the proposed legislation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said people belonging to any religion should not have any fear under the Modi government as he asserted that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will give relief to those minorities who have been living a painful life after facing persecution in neighbouring countries.

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    Citizenship Bill will allow dignity to minorities from Pak, Bangladesh, Afghanistan: Shah

    India | December 10, 2019 6:56 IST

    The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight on Monday after a heated debate that lasted over seven hours.

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    Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: What it means

    India | December 10, 2019 0:18 IST

    The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill despite objections raised by the Opposition. The bill aims to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.