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Amit Shah to introduce Citizenship Amendment bill in Lok Sabha today

Amit Shah to introduce Citizenship Amendment bill in Lok Sabha today
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The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is scheduled to be introduced in the Lok Sabha introduction at 12 pm

New Delhi: The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is scheduled to be introduced in the Lok Sabha introduction at 12 pm. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will introduce in the Lok Sabha today the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan escaping religious persecution there.

Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking the inclusion of the Shia community members in the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019.

The Centre is planning to assuage concerns of inclusion of Manipur, according to sources from the home ministry. The government is planning to make changes in the inner line permit to include Manipur. So far the government has included Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal in the CAB, bur not Manipur, according to sources. This information has not been stated officially, yet.

Maharashtra's Shiv Sena has planned to introduce an amendment to the CAB. In its mouthpiece, Saamana editorial, the Sena took on the Modi-Shah duo by clearing its stands on Citizenship Amendment Bill. It read: "We accept that Hindus don't have any other country other than India. But through Citizenship Amendment Bill if someone is trying to create a vote bank then that is not good for the country. We can suggest a solutions. The home minister should think over it."

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut also took to Twitter to suggest Home Minister Amit Shah to put to rest rumours of creating a vote bank through Citizenship Amendment Bill and urged to not give voting rights to immigrants Hindus who will be given Indian citizenship under the CAB. "Illegal Intruders should be thrown out . immigrant Hindus must be given citizenship, but let's give rest to allegations of creating vote bank & not give them voting rights, what say? And yes what about pandits, have they gone back to kashmir after article 370 was removed," Sanjay Raut tweeted.

Sixteen organisations in Assam have called for a 12-hour 'Assam bandh' to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) that will be tabled in Lok Sabha for passage today.

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) MP PK Kunhalikutty has given an Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha opposing introduction of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2019.

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