Parliament LIVE Updates: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be written in golden letters, Modi tells BJP leaders; Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm

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No manual scavenging anywhere in India, Piyush Goyal responds to DMK’s allegations

DMK’s Kanimozhi says Railways is the only department which uses manual scavenging and the people who do it are not given protective gear.

Goyal responds saying that across the country manual scavenging has been gotten rid of. He says that whatever muck there is on railway tracks was inherited in 2014. More than 90 percent toilets have been converted to bio-toilets.

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11:50 (IST)

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Railway ministry acting against PM, Swachch Bharat: DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran

BJP’s Bhagirath Chaudhary asks about the Pushkar-Merta railway line. DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran says the Railway Ministry is acting against the Prime Minister and Swachch Bharat. He says suburban railway stations in and around Chennai do not have toilet facilities.

Suresh Angadi, MoS, Railways asks Maran to come to his office and he will show the Member how every station is maintained.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says that every station across the country has a toilet. He says nowhere in the world do suburban stations have toilets. In the circulating area around the station, the Railways has provided toilets in over 2,000 stations.

11:42 (IST)

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House debates benefits for ex-servicemen, Rajnath says only home minister can answer it

Shiv Sena’s Shrikant Eknath Shinde says ex-servicemen cannot access polyclinics in Thane and have to travel to Mumbai. Otherwise they have to go to empanelled hospitls where they have to bear 50 percent of the cost. Shripad Yesso Naik, MoS, Defence asks the Member to give him the details and the government will set up a polyclinic there.

Shinde says that reservation for ex-servicemen must be enforced in the House, quoting former defence minister Manohar Parrikar. He wants ex-servicemen to receive reservation in Group A and B jobs too. Naik says the government will work towards this. RSP’s NK Premachandran demands clarity on the definition of ex-servicemen. He says BSF, CRPF are not considered ex-servicemen. Will the benefits available to ex-servicemen be extended to those in paramilitary forces, he asks.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh says this is an issue concerning the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Home Minister will have to answer this.

11:40 (IST)

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BSNL employees not received their salaries, says Shiv Sena; Govt says it’s our priority

Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant says that BSNL employees have not received salaries. He also asks if the government is concentrating on service restoration. Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, MoS, Communications says this is a priority for the government.

11:38 (IST)

Don’t create Hindu-Muslim divide again, says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, “We have to clear our doubts on this bill, if we don’t get satisfactory answers then our stand could be different from what we took in Lok Sabha.” Raut was also quoted as saying by PTI that votebank politics should not be played. “Don’t attempt to create a Hindu-Muslim divide again. Also nothing in this bill for Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka,” Raut said.

Raut said dynamics in the Rajya Sabha were different from that of the Lok Sabha and asserted that the government will have to answer their queries on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, before they can expect support from the Maharashtra-based party. The Sena, which supported the bill in the Lok Sabha, did a u-turn on Tuesday when its chief Uddhav Thackeray indicated that its support was conditional in the Upper House of Parliament.

“Lok Sabha numbers are different, the situation in the Rajya Sabha is different. The government has to reply to our queries,” Raut said.

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— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) December 11, 2019

11:34 (IST)

Passage of CAB attack on Constitution, says Rahul; reflects ‘tryst with bigotry’, comments Priyanka

On Tuesday, slamming the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the legislation is an attack on the Constitution of India and those supporting it is actually attempting to “destroy the foundation of our nation”.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, too, launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led central government, saying the passage of the Bill in the Lower House of Parliament Tuesday midnight confirmed India’s “tryst with bigotry” and “narrow-minded exclusion.”

The #CAB is an attack on the Indian constitution. Anyone who supports it is attacking and attempting to destroy the foundation of our nation.

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 10, 2019

Last night at midnight, India’s tryst with bigotry and narrow minded exclusion was confirmed as the CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha. Our forefathers gave their lifeblood for our freedom.

In that freedom, is enshrined the right to equality, and the right to freedom of religion.

— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) December 10, 2019

11:25 (IST)

Bill will be written in golden letters, says Modi

Addressing the BJP Parliamentary meeting in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Bill will give permanent relief to people who fled religious persecution. Modi also said that the Opposition is speaking the language of Pakistan on the Bill, PTI reported, quoting sources. Modi said that the legislation “will be written in golden letters.”

After the legislation was passed in Lok Sabha, Modi had tweeted, saying the legislation was “in line with India’s centuries-old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.” He had also applauded Union Home Minister Amit Shah for “lucidly” explaining all aspects of the Bill.

11:21 (IST)

Shiv Sena likely to stage walkout in RS over CAB

Reports have quoted sources and said that Shiv Sena is most likely to stage a walkout in Rajya Sabha over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, say sources. Shiv Sena on Monday night had voted in support of the Bill.

11:13 (IST)

Rajya Sabha Latest Updates

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha, live streaming paused

Minutes within convening, ruckus erupts in Rajya Sabha. Opposition members protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Despite several warnings from Venkaiah Naidu, the member continued to speak and in minutes live streaming of Rajya Sabha proceedings was stalled. Naidu told the members not to disrupt Zero Hour proceedings

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Citizenship Amendment Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm: Prahlad Joshi

After the BJP parliamentary meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today. He also hoped that the Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, will be passed in the Upper House with a comfortable majority.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said, “(PM) Modi said that Citizenship Amendment Bill will be written in golden letters for people who are persecuted on basis of religion.”

10:50 (IST)

BJP Parliamentary meeting ends

BJP parliamentary meeting, which was underway in the Parliament library, ends. The meeting was held ahead of voting in the Rajya Sabha over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

10:49 (IST)

‘Attempt to Ethnically Cleanse Northeast’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill an “attempt to ethnically cleanse the North East” hours before the Rajya Sabha debates the contentious legislation.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul said: “The CAB is an attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India. I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service.”

The Congress has been critical of the bill, with party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra too saying “India’s tryst with bigotry and narrow minded exclusion” was confirmed as the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The CAB is a attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India.

I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service.https://t.co/XLDNAOzRuZ

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 11, 2019

10:17 (IST)

BJP parliamentary party meet begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the BJP parliamentary party meet held at the Parliament complex.

Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party meeting underway at Parliament library. #WinterSession pic.twitter.com/Xvi5WXsyHr

— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2019

10:14 (IST)

Rajya Sabha Latest Updates

Kapil Sibal, Derek O’Brien, Ramgopl Yadav key Opposition speakers during citizenship bill debate

Even as NDA allies and some regional parties, like AIADMK, JD(U) and BJD, are likely to lend support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, some key speakers from the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha today will include Kapil Sibal from Congress, Derek O’Brien from Trinamool Congress and Ramgopal Yadav from Samajwadi Party.

Among the Opposition leaders who will speak during #CitizenshipAmendmentBill debate in Rajya Sabha, are Kapil Sibal from Congress,Derek O’Brien from Trinamool Congress and Ramgopal Yadav from Samajwadi Party pic.twitter.com/9Uxlx7MuZc

— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2019

09:59 (IST)

RECAP: US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah if Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed

A federal US commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is a “dangerous turn in wrong direction” and sought American sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah if the bill is passed by both Houses of the Parliament.

In a statement issued on Monday, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said that it was deeply troubled over the passage of the Bill in Lok Sabha. “USCIRF is deeply troubled by the passage of the CAB, originally introduced by Shah, in the Lok Sabha given the religious criterion in the Bill,” it added.

09:55 (IST)

RECAP: Shiv Sena refused to support Citizenship (Amendment) Bill till its questions were answered

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday had said that the Shiv Sena won’t back the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha till the government answers the questions posed by the party in the Lok Sabha.

Uddhav told reporters in Mumbai that a detailed discussion and debate on the Bill was necessary. “The BJP feels that anyone who disagrees (with it) is a ‘deshdrohi’ (traitor),” Uddhav said.

The Sena has suggested changes it wants to be included in the Bill in Rajya Sabha, he said. “Where will these refugees stay… in which state. All this should be clarified,” he added. “We raised some questions but they were not answered. It is an illusion that only the BJP cares for the country,” Uddhav said.

09:50 (IST)

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Amit Shah to move Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Home Minister Amit Shah will table the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha after the Question Hour concludes. The bill seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan on or before 31 December, 2014.

The Bill was passed with an overwhelming majority by the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Parliament LATEST Updates: Addressing the BJP Parliamentary meeting in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Bill will give permanent relief to people who fled religious persecution. Modi also said that the Opposition is speaking the language of Pakistan on the Bill, PTI reported, quoting sources. Modi said that the legislation “will be written in golden letters.”

Minutes within convening, ruckus erupts in Rajya Sabha. Opposition members protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Despite several warnings from Venkaiah Naidu, the member continued to speak and in minutes live streaming of Rajya Sabha proceedings was stalled. Naidu told the members not to disrupt Zero Hour proceedings.

After the BJP parliamentary meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today. He also hoped that the Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, will be passed in the Upper House with a comfortable majority. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said, “(PM) Modi said that Citizenship Amendment Bill will be written in golden letters for people who are persecuted on basis of religion.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill an “attempt to ethnically cleanse the North East” hours before the Rajya Sabha debates the contentious legislation. Taking to Twitter, Rahul said: “The CAB is an attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India. I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service.”

Home Minister Amit Shah will introduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Bill looks at granting citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants who came to India on or before 31 Dcember, 2014 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh after facing persecution in their countries.

The Lok Sabha passed the contentious bill on Monday with 311 votes in its favour, provoking widespread protests in the North East. Opposition parties, academics, authors and the intelligentsia demanded an immediate withdrawal of the Bill.

The Bill may face stronger opposition in Rajya Sabha than it did in the Lok Sabha, with the BJP not being in majority in the Upper House. Even as the saffron party expresses confidence in the passage of the bill, Shiv Sena has refused to support the bill while the JD(U) is divided in its backing of the legislation.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday that Shiv Sena would not back the Bill in the Rajya Sabha if its queries are not addressed by the government, while senior JD(U) leader Pavan K Varma echoed reservations expressed by his colleague Prashant Kishor over the Bill, and asked party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to “reconsider” its position.

Opposition members said they would “make them bleed” with the Trinamool Congress alone planning to move 20 amendments.

With the BJP’s 83 MPs and those of its allies, such as JD(U) and SAD (3) and others — regional parties such as AIADMK (11), BJD (7) and YSR Congress (2) are favourably inclined — the government is eyeing at least 128 votes in its support, without the Sena. This calculation leaves the Opposition, including Congress, Trinamool Congress, DMK, SP, Left parties and others — the TRS voted against the Bill in Lok Sabha — with 112 votes.

The BJP parliamentary party will also hold a meet ahead of the session’s commencement.

The bill excludes areas in the North Eastern parts covered by the Inner Line Permit regime and the areas under the Sixth Schedule. Nagaland and Mizoram remain protected by the Inner Line Permit. Manipur too has been excluded in view of the people’s objections to the proposed bill.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will be introducing the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to protect privacy of individuals by protecting their personal data and how the data is used by different entities.

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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2019 11:54:10 IST

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DMK’s Kanimozhi says Railways is the only department which uses manual scavenging and the people who do it are not given protective gear.



Goyal responds saying that across the country manual scavenging has been gotten rid of. He says that whatever muck there is on railway tracks was inherited in 2014. More than 90 percent toilets have been converted to bio-toilets.

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11:50 (IST)

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Railway ministry acting against PM, Swachch Bharat: DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran



BJP’s Bhagirath Chaudhary asks about the Pushkar-Merta railway line. DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran says the Railway Ministry is acting against the Prime Minister and Swachch Bharat. He says suburban railway stations in and around Chennai do not have toilet facilities.



Suresh Angadi, MoS, Railways asks Maran to come to his office and he will show the Member how every station is maintained.



Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says that every station across the country has a toilet. He says nowhere in the world do suburban stations have toilets. In the circulating area around the station, the Railways has provided toilets in over 2,000 stations.

11:42 (IST)

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House debates benefits for ex-servicemen, Rajnath says only home minister can answer it



Shiv Sena’s Shrikant Eknath Shinde says ex-servicemen cannot access polyclinics in Thane and have to travel to Mumbai. Otherwise they have to go to empanelled hospitls where they have to bear 50 percent of the cost. Shripad Yesso Naik, MoS, Defence asks the Member to give him the details and the government will set up a polyclinic there.



Shinde says that reservation for ex-servicemen must be enforced in the House, quoting former defence minister Manohar Parrikar. He wants ex-servicemen to receive reservation in Group A and B jobs too. Naik says the government will work towards this. RSP’s NK Premachandran demands clarity on the definition of ex-servicemen. He says BSF, CRPF are not considered ex-servicemen. Will the benefits available to ex-servicemen be extended to those in paramilitary forces, he asks.



Defence minister Rajnath Singh says this is an issue concerning the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Home Minister will have to answer this.

11:40 (IST)

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Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant says that BSNL employees have not received salaries. He also asks if the government is concentrating on service restoration. Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, MoS, Communications says this is a priority for the government.

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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, “We have to clear our doubts on this bill, if we don’t get satisfactory answers then our stand could be different from what we took in Lok Sabha.” Raut was also quoted as saying by PTI that votebank politics should not be played. “Don’t attempt to create a Hindu-Muslim divide again. Also nothing in this bill for Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka,” Raut said.



Raut said dynamics in the Rajya Sabha were different from that of the Lok Sabha and asserted that the government will have to answer their queries on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, before they can expect support from the Maharashtra-based party. The Sena, which supported the bill in the Lok Sabha, did a u-turn on Tuesday when its chief Uddhav Thackeray indicated that its support was conditional in the Upper House of Parliament.



“Lok Sabha numbers are different, the situation in the Rajya Sabha is different. The government has to reply to our queries,” Raut said.

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On Tuesday, slamming the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the legislation is an attack on the Constitution of India and those supporting it is actually attempting to “destroy the foundation of our nation”.



Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, too, launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led central government, saying the passage of the Bill in the Lower House of Parliament Tuesday midnight confirmed India’s “tryst with bigotry” and “narrow-minded exclusion.”

The #CAB is an attack on the Indian constitution. Anyone who supports it is attacking and attempting to destroy the foundation of our nation.– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 10, 2019 Last night at midnight, India’s tryst with bigotry and narrow minded exclusion was confirmed as the CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha. Our forefathers gave their lifeblood for our freedom. In that freedom, is enshrined the right to equality, and the right to freedom of religion.– Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) December 10, 2019

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Addressing the BJP Parliamentary meeting in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Bill will give permanent relief to people who fled religious persecution. Modi also said that the Opposition is speaking the language of Pakistan on the Bill, PTI reported, quoting sources. Modi said that the legislation “will be written in golden letters.”



After the legislation was passed in Lok Sabha, Modi had tweeted, saying the legislation was “in line with India’s centuries-old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.” He had also applauded Union Home Minister Amit Shah for “lucidly” explaining all aspects of the Bill.

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Reports have quoted sources and said that Shiv Sena is most likely to stage a walkout in Rajya Sabha over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, say sources. Shiv Sena on Monday night had voted in support of the Bill.

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Ruckus in Rajya Sabha, live streaming paused



Minutes within convening, ruckus erupts in Rajya Sabha. Opposition members protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Despite several warnings from Venkaiah Naidu, the member continued to speak and in minutes live streaming of Rajya Sabha proceedings was stalled. Naidu told the members not to disrupt Zero Hour proceedings

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After the BJP parliamentary meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today. He also hoped that the Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, will be passed in the Upper House with a comfortable majority.



Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said, “(PM) Modi said that Citizenship Amendment Bill will be written in golden letters for people who are persecuted on basis of religion.”

10:50 (IST)





BJP parliamentary meeting, which was underway in the Parliament library, ends. The meeting was held ahead of voting in the Rajya Sabha over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

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‘Attempt to Ethnically Cleanse Northeast’: Rahul Gandhi



Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill an “attempt to ethnically cleanse the North East” hours before the Rajya Sabha debates the contentious legislation.



Taking to Twitter, Rahul said: “The CAB is an attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India. I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service.”



The Congress has been critical of the bill, with party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra too saying “India’s tryst with bigotry and narrow minded exclusion” was confirmed as the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The CAB is a attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India. I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service.https://t.co/XLDNAOzRuZ— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 11, 2019

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the BJP parliamentary party meet held at the Parliament complex.

Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party meeting underway at Parliament library. #WinterSession pic.twitter.com/Xvi5WXsyHr— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2019

10:14 (IST)

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Even as NDA allies and some regional parties, like AIADMK, JD(U) and BJD, are likely to lend support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, some key speakers from the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha today will include Kapil Sibal from Congress, Derek O’Brien from Trinamool Congress and Ramgopal Yadav from Samajwadi Party.

Among the Opposition leaders who will speak during #CitizenshipAmendmentBill debate in Rajya Sabha, are Kapil Sibal from Congress,Derek O’Brien from Trinamool Congress and Ramgopal Yadav from Samajwadi Party pic.twitter.com/9Uxlx7MuZc— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2019

09:59 (IST)

RECAP: US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah if Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passedA federal US commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is a “dangerous turn in wrong direction” and sought American sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah if the bill is passed by both Houses of the Parliament.In a statement issued on Monday, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said that it was deeply troubled over the passage of the Bill in Lok Sabha. “USCIRF is deeply troubled by the passage of the CAB, originally introduced by Shah, in the Lok Sabha given the religious criterion in the Bill,” it added.

09:55 (IST)

RECAP: Shiv Sena refused to support Citizenship (Amendment) Bill till its questions were answeredMaharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday had said that the Shiv Sena won’t back the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha till the government answers the questions posed by the party in the Lok Sabha.Uddhav told reporters in Mumbai that a detailed discussion and debate on the Bill was necessary. “The BJP feels that anyone who disagrees (with it) is a ‘deshdrohi’ (traitor),” Uddhav said.The Sena has suggested changes it wants to be included in the Bill in Rajya Sabha, he said. “Where will these refugees stay… in which state. All this should be clarified,” he added. “We raised some questions but they were not answered. It is an illusion that only the BJP cares for the country,” Uddhav said.

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Home Minister Amit Shah will table the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha after the Question Hour concludes. The bill seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan on or before 31 December, 2014.The Bill was passed with an overwhelming majority by the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Parliament LATEST Updates: Addressing the BJP Parliamentary meeting in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Bill will give permanent relief to people who fled religious persecution. Modi also said that the Opposition is speaking the language of Pakistan on the Bill, PTI reported, quoting sources. Modi said that the legislation “will be written in golden letters.”

Minutes within convening, ruckus erupts in Rajya Sabha. Opposition members protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Despite several warnings from Venkaiah Naidu, the member continued to speak and in minutes live streaming of Rajya Sabha proceedings was stalled. Naidu told the members not to disrupt Zero Hour proceedings.

After the BJP parliamentary meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today. He also hoped that the Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, will be passed in the Upper House with a comfortable majority. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said, “(PM) Modi said that Citizenship Amendment Bill will be written in golden letters for people who are persecuted on basis of religion.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill an “attempt to ethnically cleanse the North East” hours before the Rajya Sabha debates the contentious legislation. Taking to Twitter, Rahul said: “The CAB is an attempt by Modi-Shah Govt to ethnically cleanse the North East. It is a criminal attack on the North East, their way of life and the idea of India. I stand in solidarity with the people of the North East and am at their service.”

Home Minister Amit Shah will introduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Bill looks at granting citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants who came to India on or before 31 Dcember, 2014 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh after facing persecution in their countries.

The Lok Sabha passed the contentious bill on Monday with 311 votes in its favour, provoking widespread protests in the North East. Opposition parties, academics, authors and the intelligentsia demanded an immediate withdrawal of the Bill.

The Bill may face stronger opposition in Rajya Sabha than it did in the Lok Sabha, with the BJP not being in majority in the Upper House. Even as the saffron party expresses confidence in the passage of the bill, Shiv Sena has refused to support the bill while the JD(U) is divided in its backing of the legislation.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday that Shiv Sena would not back the Bill in the Rajya Sabha if its queries are not addressed by the government, while senior JD(U) leader Pavan K Varma echoed reservations expressed by his colleague Prashant Kishor over the Bill, and asked party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to “reconsider” its position.

Opposition members said they would “make them bleed” with the Trinamool Congress alone planning to move 20 amendments.

With the BJP’s 83 MPs and those of its allies, such as JD(U) and SAD (3) and others — regional parties such as AIADMK (11), BJD (7) and YSR Congress (2) are favourably inclined — the government is eyeing at least 128 votes in its support, without the Sena. This calculation leaves the Opposition, including Congress, Trinamool Congress, DMK, SP, Left parties and others — the TRS voted against the Bill in Lok Sabha — with 112 votes.

The BJP parliamentary party will also hold a meet ahead of the session’s commencement.

The bill excludes areas in the North Eastern parts covered by the Inner Line Permit regime and the areas under the Sixth Schedule. Nagaland and Mizoram remain protected by the Inner Line Permit. Manipur too has been excluded in view of the people’s objections to the proposed bill.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will be introducing the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to protect privacy of individuals by protecting their personal data and how the data is used by different entities.

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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2019 11:54:10 IST

11:54 (IST) Lok Sabha Latest Updates DMK’s Kanimozhi says Railways is the only department which uses manual scavenging and the people who do it are not given protective gear. Goyal responds saying that across the country manual scavenging has been gotten rid of. He says that whatever muck there is on railway tracks was inherited… […]