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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: India’s tryst with bigotry, says Priyanka Gandhi

PTI New Delhi | Updated on December 10, 2019 Published on December 10, 2019

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. File photo   -  REUTERS

The Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday

In a sharp attack on the Government, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said “India’s tryst with bigotry and narrow minded exclusion” was confirmed as the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha at midnight on Monday.

The Congress general secretary’s remarks came after the CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it. The bill will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for its nod on Wednesday.

 

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, was passed in the Lok Sabha a little past midnight on Monday after a heated debate that lasted over seven hours.

Published on December 10, 2019
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