Parliament Winter Session Updates: Lok Sabha agrees to table Citizenship Amendment Bill

BJP issues whip to its Lok Sabha MPs

With Union Home Minister Amit Shah set to introduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Monday, the ruling BJP has issued whip to all its Lok Sabha members to remain present in the House for three days starting from December 9.

Immigrant Hindus must be given citizenship, but don't give them voting rights: Tweets Sanjay Raut

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut took to Twitter to suggest Home Minister Amit Shah to put to rest rumours of creating a vote bank through Citizenship Amendment Bill and urged to not give voting rights to immigrants Hindus who will be given Indian citizenship under the CAB.

"Illegal Intruders should be thrown out . immigrant Hindus must be given citizenship, but let's give rest to allegations of creating vote bank & not give them voting rights, what say? And yes what about pandits, have they gone back to kashmir after article 370 was removed," Sanjay Raut tweeted.

Amit Shah will introduce Citizenship Amendment Bill at 12 pm in Lok Sabha

The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is scheduled to be introduced in the Lok Sabha introduction at 12 pm.

Amit Shah arrives at Parliament

Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Parliament. Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is in Lok Sabha's List of Business for today, to be introduced by the minister.

Citizenship Amendment Bill is against the Constitution and against Hindu-Muslim unity: Badruddin Ajmal

Badruddin Ajmal, Lok Sabha MP from Dhubri, Assam on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019: This Bill is against the Constitution and against Hindu-Muslim unity. We will reject this Bill and Opposition is with us on it. We will not let this Bill pass.

Vijay Goel raises issue of Delhi fire incident in Lok Sabha

Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel raises the issue of Delhi fire incident which claimed 43 lives, in the House.

Unemployment rate today is at a 45-yr-old high: Manish Tewari

Manish Tewari, Cong in LS during question on waiver of education loans: Unemployment rate today is at a 45-yr-old high.Given current economic slowdown,will govt consider maintaining central database where they've info that somebody who availed edu loan has got employment or not?

Amit Shah tables Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tables Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Saugata Roy, TMC in Lok Sabha: This bill is divisive and unconstitutional, it violates article 14 of the constitution

Saugata Roy,TMC in Lok Sabha: This bill is divisive and unconstitutional, it violates article 14 of the constitution. This law is against everything our founding fathers including Dr.Ambedkar envisioned

CAB not even .001% against minorities in the country, says Amit Shah as he introduced it in Lok Sabha

CAB not even .001% against minorities in the country, says Amit Shah as he introduced it in Lok Sabha

Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha: I appeal to you(Speaker), save country from such a law&save

Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha: I appeal to you(Speaker), save country from such a law&save Home Minister also otherwise like in Nuremberg race laws and Israel's citizenship act, Home Minister's name will be featured with Hitler and David Ben-Gurion

Citizenship Bill not unconstitutional: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is not against any article of the constitution. Shah also asked the opposition whether Indira Gandhi's move to provide citizenship to Bangla refugees in 1971 was also unconstitutional.

Muslim community not named in CAB even once: Amit Shah

Muslim community not named in CAB even once: Amit Shah

Why do we need this Bill today? After independence, if Congress had not done partition on the basis on religion

Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill: Why do we need this Bill today? After independence, if Congress had not done partition on the basis on religion,then,today we would have not needed this Bill. Congress did partition on the basis of religion

Congress did partition on the basis of religion, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill: Why do we need this Bill today? After independence, if Congress had not done partition on the basis on religion,then,today we would have not needed this Bill. Congress did partition on the basis of religion.

Speaker Om Birla orders division on introduction of Citizenship Amendment Bill

After questions raised regarding the competency of the Parliament to discuss the Citizenship Amendment Bill and Amit Shah's response, Speaker Om Birla ordered a division on the introduction of the Bill in the Lower House.

Lok Sabha agrees to table Citizenship Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha: 293 'Ayes' in favour of introduction of Citizenship Amendment Bill and 82 'Noes' against the Bill's introduction, in Lok Sabha.

AAP to oppose CAB in Parliament, calls it BJP's attempt to end democracy

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament, the party's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said as he claimed that the proposed law is BJP's attempt to end democracy in India.

'Delhi is on fire today': Vijay Goel raises issue of Delhi fire that killed 43 in Rajya Sabha

"I do not want to talk about whose fault it is, as we won't get anything from the argument. However, Delhi is on fire today. Twenty years have passed since the fire incident in Uphaar Cinema, yet we have learnt nothing from it," Goel said.

He further pointed out that several illegal buildings have been constructed in Delhi, and factories are being run by illegal means.

"If 500 people have to live in a place, the government has to provide additional facilities, If these facilities are not provided, Delhi will enter a worse phase in the coming years," he said.

Goel also stated that the people injured in the fire incident were "as good as dead", and their lives were at a greater risk.

Amit Shah to make statement on Delhi fire tomorrow in Lok Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will on Tuesday make a statement in Lok Sabha on the fire tragedy that took place in Delhi's Anaj Mandi area in which 43 people were killed.

The matter was raised in Lok Sabha by Congress member K Suresh and JD-U's Sunil Kumar Pintu.

The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said that Shah will make a statement on the issue in the House on Tuesday.

Shashi Tharoor opposes introduction of Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill

The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill which seeks to provide for stringent punishment, including death penalty or life imprisonment, to those involved in piracy at sea was introduced.

Shashi Tharoor opposed it saying, the provision of automatic death penalty was against the law.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the bill does not have automatic death penalty provision. He said it is factually incorrect to say that there is an automatic death penalty provision.

Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

Makers of illegal arms and those carrying such guns will face maximum punishment of life in jail if convicted under a proposed legislation passed by Lok Sabha on Monday.

The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 also ensures that those using firearm in a rash or negligent manner in celebratory gunfire, endangering human life or personal safety of others shall be punishable with an imprisonment to two years, or with fine which may extend to Rs one lakh, or with both.

Replying to a nearly three-hour-long debate, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the bill has been brought as a requirement to significantly impose weapons control in the country.

(PTI

No political agenda behind Citizenship Amendment Bill: Amit Shah

"Citizenship amendment bill has the endorsement of 130 crore citizens of the country as it was the part of the BJP manifesto in 2014 as well as 2019 Lok Sabha elections," he said, initiating the debate on the contentious bill.

"We will have to differentiate between intruders and refugees. Citizenship amendment bill does not discriminate against anyone and does not snatch anyone's rights," he said.

(PTI)

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