Rajnath Singh to submit Citizenship Amendment Bill at 12:00 Noon in Rajya Sabha
GUWAHATI: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to provide citizenship to minority groups from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, will be presented in Rajya Sabha amid ongoing protests in the northeast on February 12.
The Bill is likely to be tabled by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at around 12:00 noon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, however, assured the people of the northeast that the citizenship bill will in no way cause harm to their interest. He made the remarks while addressing a public rally in the Assembly constituency of Assam Health Minister Himata Biswa Sarma earlier in Guwahati.
It is to be mentioned that the Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8, led to widespread protests across the north-eastern states.