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Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 lapse in Rajya Sabha, Northeast celebrates

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  • 19th February 2019,
  • 12:35 PM

The contentious Citizenship Bill has created a lot of ruckus in the Northeast Indian region and also in the capital state leading to massive protests. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in January last year and was supposed to be tabled today, however, the upper house of the parliament adjourned sine die without discussing the Citizenship Bill. Moreover, this was the last Budget session in parliament for the ruling government.

The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 has finally lapsed in the Rajya Sabha today, February 13, 2019. The people in the North-eastern states are rejoicing as the Rajya Sabha adjourned the session sine die without the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 being tabled. According to reports, the present Lok Sabha’s term is set to end on June 3 and the 17th Lok Sabha needs to be constituted before this date. The bills passed in the Rajya Sabha and pending in the Lok Sabha do not lapse, however in vice versa it lapses.

The contentious Citizenship Bill has created a lot of ruckus in the Northeast Indian region and also in the capital state leading to massive protests. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in January last year and was supposed to be tabled today, however, the upper house of the parliament adjourned sine die without discussing the Citizenship Bill. Moreover, this was the last Budget session in parliament for the ruling government.

Meanwhile, the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 has provision to grant Indian citizenship six minority groups i.e. Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from the neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan residing for seven years or more in India.

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