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Union Cabinet clears Citizenship (Amendment) Bill for citizenship to refugees

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The Union Cabinet cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, this morning. The bill is expected to be taken up in parliament next week. The Bill aims at providing Indian citizenship to six communities - Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Parsis after the amendment of existing laws to grant exemption.