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Oppn parties in Assam celebrates lapse of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in RS

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Opposition parties in celebrated after the Citizenship (amendment) Bill failed to make it through the

Attempts by the to introduce the Bill in in the past six weeks were thwarted by the Opposition which sought it be referred to a

The issue in the past gave rise to numerous protests in the state.

Celebrations were also seen outside office in Guwahati after Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 did not get passed in

Commenting on the issue, said, "My government will not allow anyone to disrupt the peace and harmony in the state."

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was passed in Lok Sabha on January 8, seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and who came to before December 31, 2014.

Under the proposed amendments, the minimum residency period for citizenship is being reduced from the existing 12 years under the to 7 years. However, citizenship will be given to them only after due scrutiny and recommendation of district authorities and the

The passage of the Bill in Lok Sabha has led to widespread protests in the North East.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) were imposed in East and West Imphal districts ahead of the proposed tabling of citizenship Bill in

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 06:28 IST