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The Supreme Court on Monday said a plea challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, could only be taken up after the bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to hear plea against Citizenship Amendment Bill after Rajya Sabha clears it

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 09:24 PM IST
The Citizenship Amendment Bill, passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8, provides for according Indian citizenship to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis who fled religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India, instead of the 12 years currently, even if they do not possess any document.
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