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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 03:32 AM IST

Citizenship, Talaq Bills are left out

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New Delhi: Two controversial legislations — Triple Talaq and Citizenship — were among the 10 Bills passed by the Lok Sabha but left out by the government on the extend-ed last day of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. All these Bills were on the agenda  but they were kept aside by the government to allow a day-long debate on 10% reservation.

The government may now try to push the two aforesaid Bills in the Budget session from January 31 or promulgate another Ordinance on the Talaq Bill. The Opposition members were agitated over the Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by the Lok Sabha with both Congress and Trinamul Congress members walking out, resulting in two adjournments.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh was ultimately summoned to the House at 2 PM and the Opposition members chose not to crowd in the well after his lengthy statement that Assam, a day after a Bandh on Tuesday, was peaceful and that he will call chief ministers of all northeastern states to remove the misgivings about the Citizenship Bill.

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He clarified that the Bill is not against migrants in Assam but it was to facilitate the citizenship of members of six communities, excluding the Muslims, facing persecution in three Islamic states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

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Published on: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 06:38 AM IST
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