The highly contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, that seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan was tabled in Lok Sabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
While speaking Shah stated : “This Bill is not even .001% against minorities in the country”. I will answer all questions on the Bill. Tab House se walkout mat karna. Don’t stage a walkout of the House.
Bill is expected to generate uproar with several opposition parties voicing their concerns on the said bill.
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha , MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called the bill “nothing but a targeted legislation over minority people of our country”
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said We are against the bill and the party will oppose it at all costs.
Saugata Roy,TMC in Lok Sabha said :”This bill is divisive and unconstitutional, it violates article 14 of the constitution. This law is against everything our founding fathers including Dr.Ambedkar envisioned”
Badruddin Ajmal, Lok Sabha MP from Dhubri, Assam told ANI, This Bill is against the Constitution and against Hindu-Muslim unity. We will reject this Bill and Opposition is with us on it. We will not let this Bill pass.
The BJP has issued a a three-line whip to all its lawmakers to be present in Parliament from Monday to Wednesday.
The Citizenship Act, 1955 regulates who may acquire Indian citizenship and on what grounds.
According to the proposed legislation, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
As many as 16 left-leaning organisations have called for a 12-hour Assam bandh on December 10 to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has already called for an 11-hour North East bandh from 5am on Tuesday on the same issue.
Meanwhile , Shops were closed in Assam’s Guwahati following shutdown call by various organisations opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2019