- Title: India's parliament approves citizenship law for non-Muslim minorities
- Date: 11th December 2019
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 11, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF MEMBERS OF YOUTH WING OF INDIA'S MAIN OPPOSITION CONGRESS PARTY TAKING OUT TORCH RALLY AND RAISING SLOGANS YOUTH CONGRESS MEMBERS MARCHING SECURITY PERSONNEL WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) UNIDENTIFIED MEMBER OF YOUTH WING OF INDIA'S OPPOSITION CONGRESS PARTY, SAYING: "They (Bharatiya Janata Party) are working on dividing the country. It is in their DNA to look at this country with hatred and talk about Hindu-Muslim. This is the country of Mahatma Gandhi." KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA (DECEMBER 11, 2019) (ANI-NO USE INDIA) BOARD OF OFFICE OF INDIA'S RULING BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY (BJP) IN KOLKATA VARIOUS OF BJP WORKERS RAISING SLOGANS AND WAVING PARTY FLAG BJP WORKERS EATING SWEETS BJP WORKERS BURSTING CRACKERS VARIOUS OF BURSTING CRACKERS
- Embargoed: 25th December 2019 17:39
- Keywords: Amit Shah Citizenship Amendment Bill Hindu refugees Muslim Parliament Rajya Sabha minorities
- Location: NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA/INTERNET
- City: NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA/INTERNET
- Country: India
- Topics: Lawmaking,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003B9J9G0F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: India's ruling Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday (December 11) secured parliamentary approval for a controversial citizenship law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution, as protests against the law intensify in some parts of the country.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill seeks to grant Indian nationality to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs, who fled Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan before 2015.
The bill passed the upper house of India's parliament with 125 members supporting it and 105 opposing on Wednesday, a day after clearing the lower house.
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