This Bill will be dilution of our secularism policy in this country. I strongly oppose this Bill. I recommend that the Bill be sent to a select committee of Parliament for scrutiny, says D Kupendra Reddy, JD(S)
“I am opposing this Bill as it is against the Constitution made by Baba Saheb Ambedkar. It is against the Preamble of the Constitution. It is against the India of the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh,” says Sanjay Singh
If this obnoxious, abominable, undemocratic, unreasonable, unpardonable, unjustifiable, unconstitutional Bill is passed today in this Council of State, it will become a black chapter in the annals of this Upper House. This Bill should be thrown in Bay of Bengal, says Vaiko.
This Bill is an assault on Constitution and should be thrown in Bay of Bengal, says Vaiko
Congress believes in one nation, you don't. Rise above politics. Two-nation theory was perpetrated by Savarkar. You are destroying the future of this country. Historic Bill since you are about to change history…this bill gives legal colour to the 2-nation theory. You want to change our history, that’s why you say it is a historical Bill. I request the Home Minister to rise beyond politics. You are destroying the future of this country, says Kapil Sibal
“Two nation theory was perpetrated by Savarkar and even Dr. BR Ambedkar agrees to it. We in Congress believe in one nation; I want Home Minister to withdraw the two nation statement.”
“How do you discriminate between one illegal immigrant and another illegal immigrant?”
“We aren’t afraid of you, nor are Indian Muslims. We are afraid of constitution, says Kapil Sibal to Amit Shah”
Those who have no idea of India cannot protect the idea of India, says Kapil Sibal
Citizenship Amendment Bill is being brought in great hurry... Why is the government averse to letting the Bill go to select committee for more deliberation?": Praful Patel, MP, NCP
State which persecutes does not differentiate between A, B and C community... non-believers are also persecuted, says Manoj Jha, MP, RJD
Since yesterday I have been hearing that whoever does not support Citizenship Bill is anti-national, says Sanjay Raut.
We don’t need any validation from anyone on nationalism, says Raut.
"If we are accepting those who have taken refuge with us, then we must also remove infiltrators.”
"Will the crores who will be accepted by India have voting rights?"
"If we are accepting those who have taken refuge with us, then we must also remove infiltrators,"
This government is asking this parliament to support the government in passing what is patently unconstitutional, says Chidambaram
“What we are doing is pushing this issue to the lap of the judges. And unelected judges, lawyers will decide whether what we do is unconstitutional or not.”
“Citizenship by birth, by naturalisation...are universal principles. Now this government is introducing a new category called arbitrary executive feat.”
“This government is ramming through this Bill in order to advance its Hindutva agenda. This is a sad day.”
“You think this will stop here? This will go to the judges. But judges and lawyers are not elected, but they will finally take the decision.”
How do you group 3 countries and leave out the other neighbours?, said Chidambaram.
Dr. K Keshav Rao,Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Rajya Sabha says, This bill challenges the very idea of India and negates every ideal of justice. This bill should be withdrawn
We support this bill. The bill is very clear, it gives citizenship to persecuted minorities from three of our neigbouring countries, but here debate is being done on our Indian Muslim brothers, says RCP Singh,JDU in Rajya Sabha:
Our Govt through this Citizenship Amendment Bill and NRC is trying to fulfill the dream of Jinnah. Remember, in 1949 Sardar Patel had said 'we are laying the foundation of a truly secular democracy in India', says Javed Ali Khan,Samajwadi Party in Rajya Sabha
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said the opposition could get the required numbers against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as the parties that supported the BJP in the Lok Sabha might vote against the proposed legislation, considering the nationwide protests against it.
"Who knows, we may have the numbers. I think a better sense will prevail on most of the regional political parties and they will read through the reasons why this bill should not be passed. This bill is totally discriminatory and unconstitutional. It has been rejected by one and all from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The northeastern states are burning and there are huge protests in other parts of the country.
"I do not think that ever before, the northeastern states have unitedly gone against a bill passed by Parliament," the senior Congress leader told reporters.
"This bill is against the people of Bengal, it is anti-India. There will be a people’s movement against this bill," says Trinamool Congress' Derek O'Brien in Rajya Sabha.
Those minorities who have been persecuted in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan should get citizenship in India. This is the essence of the Bill, says JP Nadda, BJP Working President
We have given shelter to people who came over from Pakistan post-partition...two among them have been our PMs...Dr Manmohan Singh and IK Gujral, says Anand Sharma.
Why are you not talking about the involvement of the British? it was they who empowered the Muslim League...British banned congress while they allowed the Muslim League and Hindu Mahasabha to push for two nation, says Anand Sharma.
“In our religion, we believe in rebirth,and that we meet our elders. So if Sardar Patel meets Modi ji then he will be very angry with him, Gandhi ji will ofcourse be sad, but Patel will be indeed very angry.”
The bill that you have brought is an assault on the very foundation of the Indian constitution, it is an assault on the Republic of India. It hurts the soul of India. It is against our constitution and democracy. It fails the morality test, says Anand Sharma
"Why the urgency with the Bill. We oppose this... The reason for opposition is not political but ideological. Assault on the foundation of the constitution."
India cannot give citizenship to Muslim migrants from world over, bill only aimed at minorities from 3 nations facing persecution, says Amit Shah
Misinformation has been spread that this bill is against Muslims of India. I want to ask the people saying this that how is this bill related to Indian Muslims? They are Indian citizens and will always remain,no discrimination against them, says Amit Shah
"No Muslim in India needs to worry due to this Bill. Don't get scared if someone tries to scare you. This is Narendra Modi's Govt working according to constitution ,minorities will get full protection."
There has been an almost 20% decline each in population of religious minorities in both Pakistan and present day Bangladesh. Either they were killed or they fled to India for shelter, says Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha
Votebank politics should not be played, its not correct. Don't attempt to create a Hindu-Muslim divide again. Also nothing in this bill for Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka, says Sanjay Raut
Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 1200 hrs following uproar by TDP, other oppn parties over delay in release of GST payments to states
LS numbers different, situation in RS different; govt has to reply to our queries, says Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut
“CAB is unconstitutional. It has been clearly written in the Constitution of India that the country cannot be divided on the basis of religion,” says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav holds protest in Patna against Citizenship Amendment Bill & National Register of Citizens (NRC)
The Citizenship Amendment Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today, and it will be passed in the house with comfortable majority, says Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi after BJP parliamentary party meeting:
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will move the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Bill, which is an amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955 and was passed by the Lok Sabha, will come up for consideration and passing.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs by Anand Sharma, Manish Gupta and Rakesh Sinha will table report on the working conditions in non-border guarding Central Armed Police Forces (Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force and National Security Guard).
It also includes the action taken by Government on the recommendations/observations on working conditions in Border Guarding Forces (Assam Rifles, Sashastra Seema Bal, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Border Security Force); and 'the Management of Worsening Traffic Situation in Delhi.
The Upper House members Kahkashan Perweena and Vandana Chavan of the committee on empowerment of women will table the final action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the tenth report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) of the Committee on Empowerment of Women (2016-2017) on the subject of 'women in detention and access to justice'
The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on the assessment of environmental impact due to mining activities and its mitigation in Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries for the year ended March 2018 will be tabled by Union Minister Prahlad Joshi.
Union Minister Anurag Singh Tomar will lay on the table, under clause (1) of Article 151 of the Constitution, the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
The Standing Committee on Commerce will present reports on: 'Export of Organic Products: Challenges and Opportunities'; and 151st report on action taken by Government on the Recommendations/Observations of the Committee contained in its 146th Report on 'Impact of Banking Misappropriation on Trade and Industry'.
Union MInister Nityanand Rai to lay on table the proclamation under Article 356 of the Constitution issued by the President, on the November 23 revoking the Proclamation issued by him on the November 12 in relation to the Maharashtra, with effect from the November 23 and report of the Governor of Maharashtra, dated November 23 to the President, recommending the issue of the above-said Proclamation.
The List of Business also includes papers to to be tabled by several ministers.
Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Kodikunnil Suresh has given adjourment motion notice on 'unrest and strife in the country over Citizenship Amendment Bill