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Landmark day for India, ethos of compassion and brotherhood: PM Modi on Citizenship Bill 

Rajya Sabha approved the bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Published: 12th December 2019 12:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2019 12:07 AM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi (Photo | PTI)

PM Narendra Modi (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by Parliament as a "landmark day" for India and its ethos of compassion and brotherhood.

HIGHLIGHTS: Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill 125-105

The bill will "alleviate sufferings of many who faced persecution for years" he wrote on Twitter.

Modi also expressed gratitude to all members of Rajya Sabha who voted in favour of the bill.

Rajya Sabha approved the bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

The bill was passed with 125 votes in favour and 105 against it.

Besides BJP and its allies such as JD-U and SAD, the legislation was supported by AIADMK, BJD, TDP and YSR-Congress.

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