New Delhi, Dec 09, 2019: The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) bill, which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan escaping religious persecution there, has been tabled by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Monday amid huge uproar from Opposition parties and protests in northeast states. BJP has issued a three-line whip to all its MPs to be present in the Parliament from December 9-11, Zee reported.
The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) bill aims to amend the six-decade-old Citizenship Act and provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan. As expected, Congress is leading the protest against CAB in the House as the party believes that it is in violation of the Indian Constitution, secular ethos, culture and civilisation.
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi tore a copy of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha.