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The Rajya Sabha had on Wednesday cleared the CAB after it was approved by the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Mamata Banerjee, who has been stridently opposing the implementation of both NRC and CAB in Bengal, has asked the TMC leaders and lawmakers to attend the meeting without fail.
An influential Karnataka imam said illiteracy is a major problem for Muslim community in India, which prompted him to initiate a records rectification exercise, in consultation with other scholars.
After supporting the bill in the Lok Sabha, the Shiv Sena walked out of the Rajya Sabha before the vote.
They said the government wanted to replicate an Assam-like trauma on the whole country.
The minister of state for home affairs also said that among the foreigners deported this year, four were Bangladeshi nationals and two were Afghans.
Her comments come on a day when Shah after introducing the bill in Lok Sabha said it is not against minorities but against infiltrators.
He describing them as ploys to divert attention from "failures" of the Modi government.
Party MP Vinayak Bhaurao Raut said "infiltrators" were asked to leave Maharashtra when party leader Manohar Joshi was the chief minister.
Terming the move as religious bigotry, the protesters called for both NRC and CAB to be withdrawn.
CAB seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan escaping religious persecution there.
The stretches in the three districts were identified as infiltration-prone zones by the BSF’s intelligence wing.
Claiming at least 30 people have committed suicide in the state due to panic over the NRC, Banerjee said in a secular country like India, citizenship can never be accorded on the basis of religion.