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Decoding the Winter Session: The Parliament’s 8 big legislations

The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed on December 11 in the Rajya Sabha and on December 9 in the Lok Sabha.

The winter session of Parliament began on November 18 and will conclude on December 13.(Reuters File Photo)
The winter session of Parliament began on November 18 and will conclude on December 13.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2019 12:25 PM IST

‘Now we can fly like a bird’: Pakistani Hindus in Delhi on citizenship bill

The citizenship bill seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31.

Hindu refugees from Pakistan celebrates as Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, at MAjnu ka Tila in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Hindu refugees from Pakistan celebrates as Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, at MAjnu ka Tila in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2019 11:23 AM IST

‘Nothing to worry ’: PM Modi assures Assam on citizenship bill

A curfew has been enforced in Guwahati, the principal city in Assam, where the army was called in on Wednesday night after tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets against the bill.

PM Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Assam that no one can take away their rights.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
PM Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Assam that no one can take away their rights.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 01:14 AM IST

Congress discontent may have forced Sena to change stance on citizenship bill

The Sena on Monday voted in favour of the bill in the Lok Sabha, but on Tuesday afternoon, Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray backtracked, saying they had apprehensions over a few issues and would not back the bill in the Rajya Sabha until their concerns were addressed

Sanjay Raut on Wednesday asserted the government will have to answer their queries, before expecting support from his party.(PTI)
Sanjay Raut on Wednesday asserted the government will have to answer their queries, before expecting support from his party.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 08:47 AM IST

391 Afghani, 1595 Pak migrants granted Indian citizenship in last 3 years

Responding to a question by member of Parliament Kirodi Lal Meena, Rai informed the Rajya Sabha that the data related to Hindus and Sikh refugees who came from Afghanistan and Pakistan was not centrally maintained.

According to the government, these communities, minorities in the three Muslim-majority countries, have come to India since they were facing persecution.(HT File Photo)
According to the government, these communities, minorities in the three Muslim-majority countries, have come to India since they were facing persecution.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:52 AM IST
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