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    Northeast MPs Protest Against Citizenship Amendment Bill

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting on November 29th, 2019 to discuss with the civil society and political parties the proposed draft Bill

    Congress MPs from the Northeast and Naga People’s Front (NPF) MPs staged protest in the Parliament premises against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

    Massive protests broke out across Assam and other Northeastern states for the second time as the Centre is going to re-introduce the Bill in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting on November 29th-30th, 2019 to discuss with the civil society and political parties the proposed draft Bill.

    The Bill 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.

    Congress and AIUDF MLAs in Assam assembly on November 28th, 2019 laid down on the verandah, shouting slogans against the BJP-led government in the state protesting the Bill and the state government’s rejection of the final NRC.

    Both the parties demanded the cancellation of the Question Hour and holding a discussion on the NRC and Bill. Later, both the parties staged a walkout from the Assembly session.

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