Law & Order

"Committed To Citizenship Bill" Says Subramanian Swamy

Written By Asia News International | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday, February 10, reiterated it's commitment to implement the Citizenship (Amendment ) Bill
  • The statement from Swamy came just a day after Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sagma threatened to pull National People's Party out of the BJP-led NDA if the Rajya Sabha passes the bill

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday, February 10, reiterated its commitment to implement the Citizenship (Amendment ) Bill. 

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While speaking to ANI, Subramanian Swamy said, '' We will make all efforts to implement this bill as it is in the public interest. Around the world, there are only two Hindu countries- Nepal and India. India is much bigger than Nepal thus it is our responsibility to give citizenships to Hindu in the region. Moreover, we are working on this in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court". 

The statement from Swamy came just a day after Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sagma threatened to pull National People's Party out of the BJP-led NDA if the Rajya Sabha passes the bill.

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This citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8 aims to grant citizenship to non- Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014. Several organizations have staged massive protests over the Bill asserting that the legislation will create law and order problems in the North East

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