Union Cabinet Passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

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The Union Cabinet cleared the Citizenship Amendment Bill after a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

The Citizenship Bill accords citizenship status to non-refugee Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javedkar announced this decision approved by the Union Cabinet.

The Citizenship Bill will now be placed in the Parliament for the passage of the Bill.

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