Thursday, Oct 01, 2020 | Last Update : 03:41 AM IST

189th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra1351153104994735751 Andhra Pradesh6811616123005745 Tamil Nadu5863975307089383 Karnataka5824584697508641 Uttar Pradesh3908753312705652 Delhi2730982407035272 West Bengal2505802198444837 Odisha212609177585866 Telangana1872111564311107 Kerala179923121264698 Bihar178882164537888 Assam169985139977655 Gujarat1332191132403417 Rajasthan1288591077181441 Haryana1237821059901307 Madhya Pradesh117588932382207 Punjab107096840253134 Chhatisgarh9856566860777 Jharkhand7770964515661 Jammu and Kashmir69832495571105 Uttarakhand4533233642555 Goa3107125071386 Puducherry2548919781494 Tripura2412717464262 Himachal Pradesh136799526152 Chandigarh112128677145 Manipur9791760263 Arunachal Pradesh8649623014 Nagaland5768469311 Meghalaya5158334343 Sikkim2707199431 Mizoram178612880
  India   All India  05 Dec 2019  Congress will oppose Citizenship Amendment bill in Parliament, says Rahul

Congress will oppose Citizenship Amendment bill in Parliament, says Rahul

PTI
Published : Dec 5, 2019, 2:36 pm IST
Updated : Dec 5, 2019, 2:36 pm IST

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been slammed by several opposition parties as communal and divisive.

The Congress has threatened to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the proposed legislation. (Photo: ANI)
 The Congress has threatened to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the proposed legislation. (Photo: ANI)

Kozhikode: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the party would oppose the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill aimed at providing citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

His statement comes as the contentious Citizenship Bill, which has created strong resentment in the Northeastern states, is set to be tabled in Parliament.

 

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday had given its clearance to the draft law.

"Congress party is against any form of discrimination against anybody in this country. So anybody who discriminates against anybody who is Indian, we are against them. That is our line. We believe that India belongs to everybody-- all communities, all religions, all cultures," Gandhi told reporters.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been slammed by several opposition parties as communal and divisive.

The Congress has threatened to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the proposed legislation.

Tags: citizenship amendment bill, lok sabha, congress, rahul gandhi
Location: India, Delhi