Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

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The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was passed by Lok Sabha yesterday, will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, sources said.
The Bill, which seeks to give citizenship to refugees from the Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zorastrian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday. Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship Bill with a majority of 311 votes against 80 votes in the Lower House where 391 members were present and voted.
The cut-off date for citizenship bill is December 31, 2014.
In Rajya Sabha, the Modi government requires the support of at least 123 MPs in the 245-member house.

 

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