The bill makes Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, Christians from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, eligible for citizenship. It seeks to amend the Citizenship Act.

The Congress divided India on religious lines during the Partition of 1947, Home Minister Amit Shah said today in parliament as he rebutted the opposition's argument over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

All-India Muslim League MPs along with AIUDF MP Maulana Badruddin Ajmal shouted slogans during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) at Parliament House today.