Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

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The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today for consideration and passage. The bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha on Monday after a fierce 12-hour debate.

The Bill, among other things, seeks to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians who migrated to India till the end of 2014 from countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, due to reasons like persecutions. (AIR)

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