Citizenship Amendment Bill: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy Backs CAB, Says 'Should Have Been Done Much Earlier'
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Kolkata, December 7: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy endoresed the Citizenship Amendment Bill and said that he hoped that the bill would soon be passed. Roy said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a step in the right direction and said that the bill should have been passed a long time ago. When asked about the issue of implementation of the bill, the Governor said that he is sure that the government will implement and "pilot" the bill properly. Citizenship Amendment Bill: All You Need to Know.

"The Citizenship Amendment Bill is a step in the right direction. It ought to have been done much earlier and  I am sure that the Central Govt will pilot it properly," said Governor Tathagata Roy. Citizenship Amendment Bill: Areas Under Inner Line Permit & Sixth Schedule Exempted to Allay Northeast States' Concerns.

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Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the 34-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Ladakh, on Saturday also defended the Citizenship Amendment Bill or CAB, saying India is not a shelter home. Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, while speaking at an event, said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill was not against secularism and the proposed legislation will stop those who, according to him, attempted to change India's demography.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, and the Personal Data Protection Bill are among the nine bills, which are expected to be taken up for passage in the Lok Sabha in the last week of the Winter Session of Parliament. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, is listed for introduction and passage in the House on Monday. The Winter Session will conclude on December 13.