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What is the Citizenship Amendment Bill?

Asked 2019-01-09 16:59:57 by Trisha Pillai

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The bill hopes to extend Indian citizenship to minorities, namely Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians, and Parsis persecuted in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Why are Assamese opposing the bill?

Asked 2019-01-09 16:59:57 by Vivaan Rangarajan

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Assamese believe the bill will nullify the work of the Assam Accord, which underlines that all illegal immigrants should be deported.

What did Rajnath Singh say?

Asked 2019-01-09 16:59:57 by Arjun Tambe

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Rajnath Singh said the bill was not only about Assam and he assured the identity of the Northeast will not be compromised.

What did the Trinamool Congress say on the bill?

Asked 2019-01-09 16:59:57 by Vihaan Tata

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TMC said the bill was divisive and staged a walk out in Lok Sabha.

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