Union Cabinet approves Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar said here. Addressing a press conference here, Javadekar said the Bill will be soon be tabled in Parliament for discussion.

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