BIG BREAKING- Cabinet Approves Citizenship Amendment Bill In Parliament, protest continue all over Assam .
The Cabinet has approved Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016) in the Lok Sabha on January 7. The bill now grants Indian citizenship by naturalisation to communities such as Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs, fleeing persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Citizenship would be granted to those who have lived in India for six or more years. The government had argued that the bill is intended to those ‘escaping persecution’ and not for economic migrants.
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The Congress, TMC, CPI(M) and a few other parties were steadfastly opposing the bill claiming citizenship cannot be given on basis of religion, as India is secular.