Published: Mon, December 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Lok Sabha Votes in Favour of Citizenship Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha Votes in Favour of Citizenship Amendment Bill

In the wake of protests in the state over The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, Section 144, prohibiting movement of 5 or more persons, has been imposed in Karimganj district on Monday. "Congress did partition on the basis of religion". It proposes to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslims who came to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan before 2015.

Dr Shashi Tharoor, a former United Nations diplomat and now a member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament, while endorsing the statement said his party - the opposition Indian National Congress has also been objecting to "precisely what they intend to".

Shah and Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, which had included the CAB as part of its manifesto in the last general election, insist that it is necessary.

The Bill, which had lapsed in the previous term of the parliament, has already evoked angry reactions from people in the North-East states, where several protests are planned for today. Shops, businesses, educational and financial institutions remained shut and public transport stayed off the roads.

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"Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured the delegates to protect Manipur from CAB". A group of one thousand Indian scientists and scholars have issued a statement expressing concern over the proposed legislative change. That we are Muslims?

"Please save this country from this law and save the home minister", Asaduddin Owaisi, an opposition MP from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party, told parliament.

"[The Bill is] couched in the language of refuge and seemingly directed at foreigners but its main goal is the de-legitimisation of Muslim citizenship", said historian Mukul Kesavan. He, however, didn't mention that the Bill would violate the core principle of the accord - the exclusive citizenship cut-off date of March 24, 1971, which, after the Bill becomes a law, would be stretched to December 31, 2014.

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