The Central Government seems to not encourage the passing of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) during the current budget session of Parliament.
With ungiving opposition from the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) allies in the NE region, the CAB succumbed on February 13 in the Rajya Sabha.
The Bill: The Citizenship Amendment Bill seeks to change the definition of illegal migrants. The bill that attempts to amend the Citizenship act, 1955, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 15, 2016. Citizenship Act, 1955 states to provide citizenship to illegal migrants from - Afganistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan - of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, or Christian descent. However, the act doesn't have a provision for any of the Muslim sects.
Reportedly, the bill hasn't been listed for reintroduction in the current Parliamentary session.
Source: The Hindu and Guwahati Plus
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