CAB gets President's assent, now an Act

CAB gets President's assent, now an Act

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday night gave his assent to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

A gazette notification to this effect was issued at 11:01 PM. 

Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on Monday while Rajya Sabha had passed the legislation that seeks to grant citizenship to persecuted non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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