Citizenship Amendment Bill: Northeast India rejoices as Twitter reacts to CAB lapse in RS

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TNT News | Feb 13, 2019

North-east India rejoices as the Rajya Sabha has today adjourned the session sine die (without no appointed date or time for resumption) without having taken up the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.

With opposition protests stalling House proceedings, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed without debate the motion thanking the President for his address at the start of the Budget session.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to provide citizenship to six minority groups from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, will be presented in Rajya Sabha on Feb 13. The controversial bill has led to massive protests in the northeast India.

The government was expected to make one last effort to push this Bill through the Rajya Sabha today.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 will amend the laws governing citizenship, formed in 1955, to grant Indian nationality to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who fled religious persecution from the three neighbouring countries and entered India before December 31, 2014.

Here is how citizens reacted to the news on Twitter: