Amit Shah tables Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha
New Delhi/IBNS: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday tabled the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha.
The introduction of the bill led to a chaos after Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called the bill opposed to the minority community.
"It is a regressive legislation which targets the minority community," Adhir said.
Instantly standing up, Shah countered Adhir saying, "The bill is no where against the country's minority community but the infiltrators."
The draft legislation proposes Indian citizenship for non-Muslim refugees from Muslim major neighbouring nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
The bill proposes to gives Indian citizenship to people belonging to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christian communities if they entered India from the three nations on or before December 31, 2014.
North-eastern student organisations, civil society groups and opposition parties have been opposing the government over their move.
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