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The Bill was passed with 99 members in its favour while 84 members voted against it in the final division. In the division on referring the Bill to the Select Committee, the government got 100 votes while 84 voted against it.

Referring to the provisions of the Bill that allow an individual to be designated as a terrorist, he said that terrorists often floats new organizations if a ban is imposed.

The amendment provides for a reduction in the tenure of chairpersons of national and state human rights bodies to three years from the current five years.

The government plans to introduce the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha on June 21, 2019. While this Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in the Budget session, it lapsed as the elections came around. The government has repromulgated this Bill now.