Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 passes with different affects on people from different walks of life

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New Delhi (10/12/2019): Today, Hindu refugees from Pakistan living in Delhi’s Majnu-ka-Tila area celebrated the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha.

Hindu refugees from Pakistan, ranging from kids to grown-up men and the elderly were seen dancing, singing and playing musical instruments to celebrate the bill’s passage in the Lok Sabha.

On the other hand, the country including the national capital, Delhi on Tuesday witnessed protest demonstrations by political parties, students’ bodies and civil society groups over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

The Northeast Students’ Union staged a protest against the bill at Jantar Mantar. People from various walks of life and across organisations joined the stir.

The CPI(M)’s Delhi state committee members also held a protest at the same venue against the contentious bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Communist Party of India MPs had earlier held a protest near the Gandhi statue on the Parliament premises.

Members of the Left party were seen carrying banners, saying "CAB waapis lo" (withdraw the CAB) and "Dharm aadharit CAB nahi chalega" (won’t accept a CAB based on religion).

"The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Monday night. This law is against our Constitution. This law will be passed in Parliament, despite opposition. For the first time, religion has become the base for citizenship," Prakash Karat of the CPI(M) said.

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