Indian parliament votes in favour of introducing Citizenship Bill

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9th December, 2019 03:08:52 printer

Indian parliament votes in favour of introducing Citizenship Bill

The Indian Lok Sabha on Monday voted in favour of introducing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill despite protests from opposition which labelled the legislation “regressive”.

The bill was introduced with 293 Ayes and 82 Nos. The Lok Sabha saw a war of words between Indina Home Minister Amit Shah and the Opposition, with Shah insisting that the bill was “not even 0.001% against the minorities of the country”.

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called it “nothing but a targeted legislation over minority people of our country”, while the TMC called it "divisive and unconstitutional".

Shah said he was ready to respond to all queries “but the Opposition must not walk out” when he does.


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