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Parliament Winter Session Live Updates: ‘NRC is not divisive, no one needs to fear’, assures Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah said that Internet will be restored in Kashmir only after local administration gives the green signal. On the issue of NRC, he said every citizen irrespective of religion will come under the NRC and it is not a divisive exercise

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 20, 2019 22:25 IST
Parliament Winter Session Live Updates: ‘NRC is not divisive, no one needs to fear’, assures Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will speak in the Upper House today.

All eyes were on Rajya Sabha as Home Minister Amit Shah said that Internet services in the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir will only be restored after the local administration deems it is time. On the issue of NRC he said that lawmakers were confusing Citizenship Amendment Bill and National Register of Citizens, and explained that the NRC is not a divisive exercise. He also maintained his earlier position on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, saying that Hindus, Jains, Parsis, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists will get Indian citizenship as they faced religious persecution in India's neighbouring countries Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

10:27 AM IST

AAP MP Sanjay Singh gives zero-hour notice in Rajya Sabha

Citing 'deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi' the AAP Rajya Sabha MP has given a zero-hour notice in the Upper House.

First published: Nov 20, 2019 09:47 IST