Union cabinet clears Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

DN Bureau

The Union Cabinet has cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they faced religious persecution there, sources said on Wednesday.

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they faced religious persecution there, sources said on Wednesday.

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A bill to amend the the Citizenship Act, 1955, is likely to be introduced in the Parliament in the next two days, the sources said. (PTI)

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