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What is Citizenship Amendment bill

Citizenship Amendment bill     Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, i.e. Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB has been scheduled to be introduced on the 9th of December. It is said that non-Muslim refugees who belong to Bangladesh, Pakistan and to Afghanistan will be given citizenship through CAB bill. This bill was neutralized during the last term of the Lok Sabha. As the bill has to be passed,  BJP has ordered all its Lok Sabha members to be present in the house from 9th of December to 12 th of December.


A source said that after BJP urged all BJP MPs have been asked to be present in the House. According to the Lok Sabha’s Monday agenda, a bill amending the six-decade-old Citizenship Amendment Bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha in the afternoon and it will be discussed later and then passed. The bill is likely to be passed easily in the Lok Sabha as the BJP has 303 MPs in the 545-member house.


What is Citizenship Amendment Bill

The Bill ( CAB ) will provide Indian Citizenship to the people of the following 6 communities – Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, the Parsia, the Sikhs and Jains.

The bill will amend the existing laws, so that illegal migrants from select sections can be exempted. Since Muslims are not included in this bill, the opposition has criticized the bill as being against the secular principles enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

According to the news, other amendments have also been made in the new bill to clearly differentiate people who have ‘illegally entered India’ and those who have taken refuge in India after being victims of religious atrocities in neighboring countries.

The bill is being opposed in the northeastern states of the country, and they are concerned that a large number of Hindus from Bangladesh may be granted citizenship in the last few decades.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is certain to be passed easily in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, but it will not be easy to get passed in the Rajya Sabha, where the central government does not have a majority.

The Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Samajwadi Party (SP), Left parties and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) are opposed to the bill, but All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is in the fray in the Rajya Sabha. Parties like (AIADMK) can strike a balance in the government’s favor.

The BJP’s Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) too firmly opposed the bill in the Lok Sabha in the year 2016. Due to this bill, they also came out of a coalition just to oppose this bill. Though the coalition was formed again after that bill became unsuccessful.

The Congress will firmly oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the session as it is totally against the constitution, law and the basic secular values ​​of the party. The party’s leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, made this statement after a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Strategic Group at the 10 Janpath residence of party president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday.

CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said that when the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is introduced in Parliament, the party will bring two amendments to it as it opposes the current form of the bill.

Various protests are taking place in Assam against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which includes demonstrating naked and carrying a sword. Anti-CAB posters were pasted outside Finance Minister Himant Biswa Sarma’s residence in Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s Chabua residence and Guwahati.


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