Politics Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill after it clears Rajya Sabha vote Updated : December 12, 2019 07:31 AM IST The bill seeks to give citizenship to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs, who fled Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan before 2015. Opposition parties accused the government of bringing in an "arbitrary executive fiat" to push its Hindutva agenda and warned that the proposed law will be struck down by the judiciary. Protests against the bill turned violent on Wednesday in the North East, with the army deploying troops in Tripura state and putting reinforcements on standby in neighbouring Assam. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.