Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Citizenship Amendment Bill passed with the support of 311 votes in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha finally passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill after midnight of Monday. In which non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be granted Indian citizenship. Who were facing religious persecution there.
After a seven-hour-long debate, the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha. In which 311 members were in its favor and 80 voted against it.

Many amendments brought by opposition members, including the Shiv Sena MP, were defeated by voice vote or by a division.

According to the proposed law, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as of December 31, 2014, and are facing religious persecution, are not considered illegal immigrants. Will go. He will be given Indian citizenship.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness over the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday night, saying that the proposed law is in line with India's belief in centuries-old identities and human values.

The Prime Minister tweeted that "the Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, after a rich and wide debate." I thank the various MPs and parties who supported this bill. The bill is in line with India's age-old identity and belief in human values.

On the other hand, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury tweeted in protest against the bill saying, “We reject this bill of dreams of Jinnah and Savarkar. It is unconstitutional, and divides our people. We will continue to fight against it on all possible forums. "


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