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Contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill gets President Kovind's nod, becomes an Act now

R Sinduja

News Editor

The contentious CAB passed by the Parliament gets a green signal from President Ram Nath Kovind, turning it into an act. The bill, for the first time, gives a legal route to gain Indian citizenship based on religion and was pushed by the BJP through Rajya & Lok Sabha. The President's nod comes as protests in the northeastern states, especially Assam, intensified as violent mobs torched buildings and clashed with the police.