‘Landmark Day for India’: PM Modi on Passing of Citizenship Bill
The Citizenship Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 11 December.
Catch all the live updates on the protests over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill here.
Reacting to the passing of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament on Wednesday, 11 December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying its a 'landmark day' for the country.
After a six-hour debate, 125 members of the Rajya Sabha voted in favour of passing the Bill.
In his final remarks on the debate, Home Minister Amit Shah had said that the Bill does not snatch anyone's Indian citizenship, and that Indian Muslims "have no need to fear or worry".
- Rajya Sabha Speaker Venkaiah Naidu had allotted 6 hours for CAB debate in Rajya Sabha. There were 48 speakers participating in the discussion
- Protests continue in several Northeast states like Assam and Tripura over CAB
- The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha with 311 ‘Ayes’ and 80 ‘Noes’ on the intervening night of 9-10 December
India's Strength Is Secular Democracy; Protecting Rights of Minority Communities: Congressman
Expressing concern over situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Citizenship Amendment Bill that was cleared in the Indian parliament, a top Indian-American Democratic Congressman has said that India's strength is as a secular democracy and protecting the rights of minority communities is a key aspect of it.
"India's strength has been a secular democracy. And being a secular democracy means protecting the rights of the minorities. That was the vision of Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru," Ami Bera, the longest serving Indian-American Congressman, said.
BJP Trying to Breathe New Life Into Two-Nation Theory Through Cab: CPI (M)
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday alleged that with the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, the BJP was attempting to “breathe life” into the two-nation theory propagated by Savarkar and Jinnah.
The Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
North East Indigenous People's Forum Demands Inner Line Permit in Meghalaya Shillong
As the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Parliament on Wednesday, the Meghalaya Chapter of the North East Indigenous People's Forum (NEIPF) demanded that the state government pass a resolution to immediately implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the entire state, reported PTI.
The Bill, which seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, excludes areas in the Northeast protected by the Inner Line Permit and Sixth Schedule provisions from its ambit.
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11:55 AM, 11 DecMayawati Says BSP Will Vote Against CAB in Rajya Sabha
11:56 AM, 11 DecSecurity Tightened in Assam, Aligarh
12:09 PM, 11 DecAmit Shah Tables Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha
12:10 PM, 11 DecAmit Shah Defends Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha
12:13 PM, 11 DecOpposition Members Move Resolution to Send CAB to Select Committee
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12:24 PM, 11 DecIndian Muslims Don’t Need to Worry About CAB: Amit Shah in RS
12:36 PM, 11 DecNaidu Allots 6 Hours to Discuss CAB
01:28 PM, 11 DecTMC Will Start a People's Movement: Derek O'Brien
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01:50 PM, 11 DecThere Are Concerns But Will Support CAB: AIADMK in Rajya Sabha
02:04 PM, 11 DecGovt Trying to Fulfill Dream of Jinnah: SP's Javed Ali Khan
02:08 PM, 11 DecWe Support Bill: JD(U) MP Speaks for Bill
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