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Shah holds meet with Assam student leaders, civil society members on CAB

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday held discussions with representatives of students bodies and civil society groups of Assam on the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), sources said. Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal is among those attending the meetings. The groups, including the influential All Assam Students Union, are believed to have conveyed to the home minister their concerns on the bill and how the proposed legislation could affect the indigenous people of the Northeast, the sources said. The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, in order to grant Indian nationality to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who come to India due to religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan even if they don t possess proper documents. The consultations on CAB were initiated by the home minister on Friday and Saturday, and Tuesday s meetings were third such session on the subject. Shah has convened the meetings in the wake of ..

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