Citizenship Bill "Attack On Indian Constitution", Tweets Rahul Gandhi: Live Updates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Lok Sabha minutes after the legislation was passed..

Citizenship Bill 'Attack On Indian Constitution', Tweets Rahul Gandhi: Live Updates

An 11-hour shutdown began in the Northeast today against the legislation. (File)

Amid objections raised by opposition leaders, the Lok Sabha cleared the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Monday , with 311 voting in support and 80 against the Legislation. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who introduced the bill, had earlier rejected the opposition's claim that it violates the constitution's core principles of equality by saying that it was not even "0.001% against India's minorities".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Lok Sabha minutes after the legislation was passed. "Delighted that the Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, after a rich and extensive debate. I thank the various MPs and parties that supported the bill. This bill is in line with India's centuries-old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values," he tweeted.

An 11-hour shutdown began in the Northeast today against the legislation. The shutdown which began at 5 am will continue till 4 pm. 

Here are the updates, reactions to the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Dec 10, 2019 15:13 (IST)
BJP Leader Attacks Asaduddin Owaisi Over Citizenship Bill
BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Tuesday said that AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi should stop spreading falsehoods about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as it has nothing to do with the existing citizens of the country. "Mr Owaisi's citizenship is not going to go as he is an Indian Muslim. He should stop spreading falsehoods about the bill in the country. All Indian Muslims or any Indian citizen will not be affected by this bill. It is only for the refugees who have faced religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and their relief," Mr Rao told news agency ANI.
Dec 10, 2019 15:06 (IST)
Commenting on the protests that have erupted in Assam over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora on Tuesday said that the Bill is against the interest of people of Assam and the state.

"The entire population of Assam, irrespective of caste, creed, community, and religion has opposed Citizenship (Amendment Bill) because it is totally against the interest of Assamese people and Assam. It will endanger the identity of people of the state," the Congress leader was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Dec 10, 2019 14:29 (IST)
Protests at Aligarh Muslim University Over Citizenship Bill
Students of Aligarh Muslim University staged a protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) outside the university campus on Monday night.

Dec 10, 2019 14:25 (IST)
Normal Life Affected In Meghalaya Amid Shutdown Over Citizenship Bill
Normal life was affected in Meghalaya on Tuesday due a statewide called by the Khasi Students Union (KSU), a constituent of the NESO, to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, news agency PTI reported. Shops, markets and business establishments kept
shutters down, while educational and financial institutions
remained closed for the day, officials said.
Dec 10, 2019 14:21 (IST)
Dec 10, 2019 12:35 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi's Sharp Attack On Centre Over Citizenship Amendment Bill
"The #CAB is an attack on the Indian constitution. Anyone who supports it is attacking and attempting to destroy the foundation of our nation," tweets Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. 
Dec 10, 2019 12:24 (IST)
"Our Forefathers Gave Lifeblood For Our Freedom": Priyanka Gandhi On Citizenship Amendment Bill
"Last night at midnight, India's tryst with bigotry and narrow minded exclusion was confirmed as the CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha. Our forefathers gave their lifeblood for our freedom. In that freedom, is enshrined the right to equality, and the right to freedom of religion," Priyanka Gandhi tweeted this afternoon attacking Centre over the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

Dec 10, 2019 12:10 (IST)
The Citizenship Amendment Bill is likely to be taken up in Rajya Sabha tomorrow. 
Dec 10, 2019 11:20 (IST)
Dec 10, 2019 10:56 (IST)
Protests are being held in Tripura against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 
Dec 10, 2019 10:38 (IST)
Citizenship Bill A "Diversionary Tactic", Tweets Congress's Siddaramaiah
Dec 10, 2019 09:20 (IST)
Citizenship Amendment Bill Is "Unconstitutional", Tweets P Chidambaram
Congress leader P Chidambaram. who was released on bail last week, tweeted this morning that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is "Unconstitutional". 
Dec 10, 2019 09:16 (IST)
"At The Stroke Of Midnight Hour...": Asaduddin Owaisi's Dig At Citizenship Amendment Bill
Dec 10, 2019 09:15 (IST)
The NESO-backed shutdown has sought support from the opposition Congress, the Left and AIDUF.

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