Government To Move Citizenship Bill In Parliament Today: Live Updates

Illegal migration is a sensitive issue in the northeast, where tribals and other ethnic communities wish to keep out the outsiders.

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Government To Move Citizenship Bill In Parliament Today: Live Updates

The government is expected to push the Citizenship Bill through the Rajya Sabha today.

New Delhi: 

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to provide citizenship to six minority groups from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, will be presented in Rajya Sabha today. The controversial bill has led to massive protests in the northeast. The government is expected to make one last effort to push this Bill through the Rajya Sabha today.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 will amend the laws governing citizenship, formed in 1955, to grant Indian nationality to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who fled religious persecution from the three neighbouring countries and entered India before December 31, 2014.

The political parties and the civil society opposing the proposed law say it would allow citizenship to illegal Hindu migrants from Bangladesh, who came to the state after March 1971, in violation to the Assam Accord, 1985.

Illegal migration is a sensitive issue in the northeast, where tribals and other ethnic communities wish to keep out the outsiders.

Here are the LIVE updates on the story:




Feb 12, 2019
14:08 (IST)
The government is looking to ensure passage of the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address.

While the Motion of Thanks was discussed and passed by Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha has not been able to transact any business since Parliament conveyed on January 31.
Feb 12, 2019
13:02 (IST)
We want to get Citizenship Bill passed in Rajya Sabha: Vijay Goel

Vijay Goel, the minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, told NDTV that the Citizenship (Amendement) Bill will be on agenda in the Rajya Sabha. "Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be present in the House when the Bill will be tabled. The government wants to get it passed as it will largely benefit the people," he said.
Feb 12, 2019
12:40 (IST)
Parliament schedule for today
Lok Sabha:

Bills for Consideration and Passing:

*The Finance Bill, 2019
*The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018
*The Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill,
2018
*The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Rajya Sabha:

Bills for Introduction:

*The International Financial Services Centres
Authority Bill, 2019
*The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Bills for consideration and Passing

*The Citizenship (Amendmnent) Bill, 2019
* The Aadhaar and other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019
* The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019
* The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018
* The Arbitration and Concilation (Amendment) Bill, 2018
* The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018
Feb 12, 2019
12:01 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM amid protests by Samajwadi Party members.
Feb 12, 2019
11:51 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned for nearly 20 minutes amid slogan shouting by opposition members.
Feb 12, 2019
11:50 (IST)
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 will amend the laws governing citizenship, formed in 1955, to grant Indian nationality to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who fled religious persecution from the three neighbouring countries and entered India before December 31, 2014.
Feb 12, 2019
11:50 (IST)
The controversial bill has led to massive protests in Meghalaya, Assam, Mizoram and Manipur. These states have been seeing wide scale protests ever since the controversial Bill was introduced and passed in Lok Sabha in January.
Feb 12, 2019
11:47 (IST)
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to provide citizenship to six minority groups from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, will be presented in Rajya Sabha today amid protests in the northeast against it.
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