Citizenship Bill Likely To be Re-Introduced in Winter Session Of Parliament

We are not going to tolerate the bill at any cost: AASU


The upcoming winter session of the Parliament is expected to undergo a fiery sitting as the Centre is likely to push the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill(CAB), amid resentments and oppositions from the people.

Unlike the monsoon session of the Parliament which saw the passage of some of the most crucial legislations like the abrogation of 370, 35A, banning of Triple Talaq, implementation of Motor Vehicles Act, this session is reported to focus on the key pending bills. The session starts from November 18th, 2019 and will continue till December 13th, 2019.

It may be mentioned that CAB seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the people belonging to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis who have become the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and entered India on or before December 31st, 2014.

The Bill was passed by the previous Lok Sabha in January 2019 but lapsed in the Rajya Sabha following massive protests in Northeast. The Bill was then referred to a Joint Committee of Parliament.

Meanwhile, the All Assam Students Union has threatened to intensify their protest if the bill is introduced in Parliament.

”We are not going to tolerate the Bill at any cost and continue to protest against it. Will not accept divisive policies in the name of religion,” said the AASU.

The students’ body further urged the public to voice their resentments against bill so that it is not tabled at the Parliament.

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