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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.
Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill after it clears Rajya Sabha vote
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