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Citizenship Amendment Bill Cleared By Government: Here’s Detail

The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. A bill to amend the the Citizenship Act, 1955, is likely to be introduced in the Parliament in the next two days, the sources said. The amendment in the bill is in order to grant Indian nationality to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who come to India after facing religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan even if they don't possess proper documents.

Updated : 04 December 2019, 01:09 PM