- Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment), Bill, 2019 by 311-80 votes
- ‘Delighted’ PM Modi applauds Amit Shah after Lok Sabha clears Citizenship Amendment Bill
- India will never accept Rohingya, says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha
- This bill is a partition of Indian soul, says Congress leader Shashi Tharoor
After a 12-hour debate, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed in the Lok Sabha late on Monday. While 311 MPs voted in favour of the bill, 80 voted against it. Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the controversial bill in Lok Sabha on Monday even as there were protests and incidents of violence in Northeastern states with most of the student unions and regional political parties opposing it.
“I would like to specially applaud Home Minister Amit Shah Ji for lucidly explaining all aspects of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. He also gave elaborate answers to the various points raised by respective MPs during the discussion in the Lok Sabha,” PM Modi tweeted.
Shashi Tharoor on Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 says Today is a black day for our constitution because what happened was unconstitutional. It very clearly targets the Muslim community, it is very shameful.
The bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.