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Two Army columns have been deployed in Tripura while two are on standby in Assam in view of the situation there over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

Bharat is a civilization of more than 6000 years that has lived and flourished and it geographically included Afghanistan, Pakistan , Nepal ,Bangladesh and Myanmar since ages.

The Congress leader urged Bihar Chief Minister and JDU president Nitish Kumar and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) to reconsider their support to the Bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha earlier this week.

The Bill seeks to give citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zorastrian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Replying to the debate on the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, Union Minister Amit Shah said the legislation would not do injustice to Muslims. In his more than one-hour long speech, he answered various questions which were raised by various parliamentarians.

The Lok Sabha, on Monday, passed the Citizenship Bill with a majority of 311 votes against 80 votes where 391 members were present and voted.

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.

Shah emphasised that the bill has not taken away rights of any Muslim and they can apply for citizenship under the relevant rules and due process will be followed.

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.