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Upper House of Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019


  • The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed by the Upper House of the Parliament i.e Rajya Sabha.
  • On 9th December 2019, The Lower House of Parliament i.e Lok Sabha had been passed the Citizenship Bill.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister said that this Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 proposes to grant citizenship to the non-Muslims Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhist, Jains and Parsis from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who arrived in India before 31st December 2014.
  • Earlier, the period of the immigrants' residency was 11-years. But in this bill it has reduced it to 5-years.

Published On : 12 Dec 2019

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