Union cabinet clears Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

RSTV Bureau
Cabinet meeting held on December 4, 2019. (Twitter Photo)

Cabinet meeting held on December 4, 2019. (Twitter Photo)

The Union Cabinet has cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they faced religious persecution there,  on Wednesday.

A bill to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, is likely to be introduced in the Parliament in the next two days.