Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with 311 votes in favour of the bill and 80 against it.
Congress is such a secular party that partners with Muslim League in Kerala and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra
There is a difference between refugee and infiltrators. One needs to understand this: Amit Shah
- Amit Shah
There is a difference between a refugee and an infiltrator. Those who come here due to persecution, to save their religion & the honour of the women of their family, they are refugees and those who come here illegally are infiltrators.
- Amit Shah
Under no dimension, this bill is unconstitutional, or is against Article 14: Amit Shah
In 1991, Hindu population was 84% & in 2011, it was 79%. In 1991, Muslim population was 9.8% & today it's 14.23%. We have done no discrimination on basis of religion & in future as well, there will be no discrimination based on religion.
CAB in LS: This Bill defeats Gandhi over Jinnah, says Shashi Tharoor
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said his party supports the bill as it will hugely benefit Sikhs facing persecution in Pakistan. He also urged the government to include Ahmediyas and Hazaras in the ambit of the bill.
Protests broke out despite government's claim that the Bill is not against Muslims but infiltrators.
Bill is for those who have been persecuted in other countries and live in India: BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi
This is for our people who didn't get their rights in situation after partition
We're opposing Citizenship Amendment Bill, as it's discriminatory: Adir Chowdhury, Congress
We're opposing Citizenship Amendment Bill, as it's discriminatory. The argument of persecuted refugees can be dealt by making separate provisions through amendment in current law for accommodating refugee. A separate discriminatory law is not needed for it.
‘Selective sensitivity & vote-bank politics are evident in the Bill’, says MP Supriya Sule
Entire ethos of our democracy is equality and talking about Article 14&15, I am not convinced by Home Minister, it will be struck down in Supreme Court. I request him to rethink of it and please withdraw the bill.
S Venkatesam ( CPI-M): This bill discriminates against Muslims and Tamils
PK Kunhalikutty ( IUML) : You swear in the name of Patel who unified this country , but you are always trying to divide this country,
Chirag Paswan ( LJSP) : This bill has nothing to do with minorities here, it is about minorities in neighbouring countries.
Nama Nageswara Rao, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Lok Sabha: We oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019, in line with our secular party policy. We strictly follow the provisions and spirit of Indian Constitution.
We support bill, but include Sri Lanka: BJD
Prasanna Acharya, BJD: We'll support Citizenship (Amendment) Bill but our suggestion is to include Sri Lanka in it because there were reports about mistreatment towards minorities there in the past. Also, Govt should allay any misunderstanding that bill is against Muslims.
Supriya Sule: If the second largest community in this country feels insecure, then you need to introspect.
Supriya Sule : Let us discuss if this bill is really inclusive. The phrase 'selective sensitivity' which JD(U) used against us can be turned around against you.
Supriya Sule ( NCP) : I oppose the bill with a heavy heart.
Afzal Ansari ( BSP): If it turns out that people have been kept out only because they follow Islam, then it's very divisive. Mayawati ji had earlier only stated that Citizenship Amendment Bill is unconstitutional and opposed it. Today as well, we stand here against the bill.
Afzal Ansari ( BSP): It is true that neighbouring countries have not treated their minorities well. It is also true that Muslims who migrated to Pakistan have not been treated well. When we are showing such large heartedness let us include them too.
Rajiv Singh Ranjan ( JD(U): We support the Bill. Hindu, Parsi or Sikh refugees who face persecution in their lands have a right to live with dignity.
Vinayak Raut: When you are ready to accept Afghanistan, why not Sri Lanka?
Vinayak Raut ( Shiv Sena): Till now how many people have come in and how many are you going to recognise. The population is 130 crore now. What will be the population after that?
Midhun Reddy (YSRCP): We support this bill but we have certain concerns also, we expect Govt to take note of our concerns. Even among Muslims there are sects which are persecuted, we request Govt to also treat them at par.
Midhun Reddy (YSRCP): Address the concerns of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees too
Midhun Reddy (YSRCP): This bill will encourage an influx of refugees in a big way. I don't know how the govt will find the funds for accomodating them.
Abhishek Banerjee ( AITC): Do not discriminate citizenship on the basis of religion. If you have the guts include every religion.
Abhishek Banerjee ( AITC): You cannot demonetise the people of this country, you cannot destroy the soul of a Bengali.
Abhishek Banerjee ( AITC): Why this hatred towards Bengal?
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kharagpur: Don't be scared of CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill). We are with you. As long as we are here nobody can impose anything on you.
Abhishek Banerjee ( AITC): Our India is inclusive, your idea of India is divisive.
Abhishek Banerjee ( AITC): Swami Vivekananda would have been shell-shocked if he were here and witnessed this Bill.
Dayanidhi Maran: When in power, do not be more arrogant. Be more humble.
Dayanidhi Maran ( DMK): The Prime Minister goes to the UN and quotes the trusim, "Yadum oorey, yavarum Kelir", meaning the whole world is my land and every person is my brother . Then why do you differentiate . Why do you leave out Muslims? The Home Minister does not follow the Prime Minister?
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Manipur education minister welcomes CAB
Thokchom Radheshyam Singh, Manipur Education Minister on Citizenship Amendment Bill: Already, we have been informed that there is a protection clause for the state of Manipur. The clause has been assured by Home Minister, so we need not worry. It is for betterment of citizens.
CAB is not for excluding anyone: Ram Madhav
BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav: The arguments of the opposition parties against Citizenship(Amendment) Bill are misleading. This bill is not about excluding anybody, rather it is about including people from minorities who have come over to India in last 7 decades.
Two-nation theory was by Savarkar: Congress
Manish Tewari,Congress in Lok Sabha: Today Home Minister said that Congress is responsible for partition on basis of religion. I want to make it clear that the foundation for two nation theory was laid in 1935 in Ahmedabad by Savarkar in a Hindu Mahasabha session, and not Congress
Manish Tewari,Congress in Lok Sabha: This is against Article 14, Article 15, Article 21, Article 25 and 26 of the Indian constitution. This bill is unconstitutional and against basic right of equality.
We will have to differentiate between intruders and refugees. Citizenship amendment bill does not discriminate against anyone and does not snatch anyone's rights.
- 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.
- Amit Shah
Citizenship Bill does not discriminate, it gives and
does not snatch rights.
Amit Shah: Citizenship will be granted to refugees even without
documents, including ration cards.
HM Amit Shah: We are including Manipur in Inner Line Permit system,this big issue has now been resolved. I thank PM Modi on behalf of people of Manipur for fulfilling this long standing demand
Amit Shah in Lok Sabha: We are committed to protect indigenous customs and
cultures of Northeast.
In 1947 all refugees who came in were accepted
Amit Shah: In 1947, all refugees which came in, all were accepted by the Indian constitution, there would hardly be any region of the country where refugees from West and East Pakistan didn't settle. From Manmohan Singh ji to LK Advani ji, all belong to this category.