After 12-hr debate, Lok Sabha passes CAB

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After a 12-hour debate, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed in the Lok Sabha late on Monday. While 311 MPs voted in favour of the bill, 80 voted against it.

Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the controversial bill in Lok Sabha on Monday even as there were protests and incidents of violence in Northeastern states with most of the student unions and regional political parties opposing it.

The opposition members had dubbed it as “unconstitutional” which led to a division of votes. The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019 and the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 were also tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

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