Citizenship Bill Live Updates

Published: 11 Dec 2019 Updated: 11 Dec 2019   

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Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha Live Updates: 

Home Minister Amit Shah has tabled the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha for its final passage to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who faced persecution in their countries, reports India Today.

After a successful passage in Lok Sabha on Monday, the contentious Bill that has provoked widespread protests across the Northeast and several parts of India will now face a crucial test in Rajya Sabha.

However, it looks like Amit Shah will have a smooth sail in Rajya Sabha as well as the numbers stack up in favour of NDA.

The Bill has faced violent protests in Northeast, with students organisations in Assam observing a bandh on Tuesday and opposition parties, academics, authors and the intelligentsia demanded an immediate withdrawal of the Bill saying it will divide the nation into two.

Follow live updates on the developments in Parliament:

KEY UPDATES

12:54 IST

Kiren Rijiju: Entire Northeast protected, govt has addressed concerns

12:52 IST

Protests rock Assam, students break barricades, teargas lobbed

12:44 IST

Jitendra Singh: Northeast suffered under Congress rule

12:43 IST

Anand Sharma: Two-nation theory was Savarkar's idea

12:39 IST

Opposition demands Bill be sent to select committee

12:35 IST

Anand Sharma demands the Bill be sent to Parliamentary committee

12:34 IST

Govt to send Personal Data Protection Bill to joint select committee

12:32 IST

Congress's Anand Sharma: What was the urgency to get this Bill

12:30 IST

Anand Sharma opens Opposition's argument

12:28 IST

Amit Shah ends his remarks, Venkaiah Naidu allots 6 hours for debate

12:23 IST

Amit Shah: Modi govt will protect all minorities

12:21 IST

Amit Shah: Will protect identity of Northeast

12:17 IST

Amit Shah: Indian Muslims have nothing to fear

12:12 IST

Amit Shah: Thousands have faced religious persecution

12:06 IST

Amit Shah: Citizenship Bill to help crores

12:04 IST

Amit Shah starts speaking in Rajya Sabha

12:02 IST

Citizenship Amendment Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha

11:47 IST

Nothing in bill for Sri Lankan Tamil Hindus: Shiv Sena

11:41 IST

Amit Shah arrives in Parliament

11:18 IST

BJP appoints 10 speakers for CAB debate in Rajya Sabha

11:03 IST

Opposition speaking Pakistan's language, says PM Modi

10:42 IST

PM Modi: Citizenship Bill will be written in golden letters

10:22 IST

Rahul Gandhi: Citizenship Bill an attempt to ethnically cleans Northeast

10:05 IST

PM Modi arrives for BJP Parliamentary meeting

09:50 IST

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu concerned over absenteeism

09:48 IST

Kamal Haasan: Why Tamils, Muslims excluded from Bill?

09:46 IST

BJP Parliamentary meeting begins

09:45 IST

AAP's Sanjay Singh: Northeast is burning, BJP finishing Constitution

09:42 IST

Violent protests in Tripura, ailing baby dies in ambulance

09:39 IST

Happy with role of villain, says Owaisi as he slams Citizenship Bill

09:37 IST

Assam CM says don't spread misinformation on Bill

09:33 IST

TDP, YSRCP to support Bill

09:24 IST

Who all will speak against Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha

09:18 IST

No Question Hour, Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha 12 noon

09:15 IST

Northeast erupts in protest, bandh brings Assam to standstill

09:10 IST

Romila Thapar to Amitav Ghosh: 600 historians, scientists oppose Bill

09:06 IST

Amit Shah to table Citizenship Bill today, BJP hopes for smooth passage


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