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Cabinet nod to citizenship bill: Much of Northeast exempted, cut-off date 2014-end


The Indian Express had reported on November 30 that Shah had assured representatives from the Northeast that ILP states and Sixth Schedule regions would be exempted from the new Bill.

The NRC exercise has already left more than 19 lakh people out of the Assam list.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 granting exemption to a large part of the North East region from applicability of the proposed law that aims to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It will now head to Parliament for introduction and passage.

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