Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday tabled The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill after the Lok Sabha voted in favour of introducing it in the house.
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha. https://t.co/V8sumLvLiz— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 9, 2019
As leaders like Akhilesh Yadav, Shashi Tharoor, Prahlad Joshi and Amit Shah exchanged heated arguments, Twitter was not sure how to react and had mixed emotions.
Some simply believed it was a violation of their constitutional rights:
During introduction of Citizenship Bill in Lok Sabha, HM @AmitShah says ‘massacres’ against Hindus continue in Bangladesh.. and we thought that Dhaka was our friendliest South Asian neighbour. New wounds being opened up which we thought were healing..— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) December 9, 2019
Neither #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 nor the NRC process offer any solutions to India’s national developmental challenges. They will light a million fires and divert resources & mental bandwidth away from what’s necessary.— Nitin Pai (@acorn) December 9, 2019
#CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 is an insult to Muslims & against our constitution. This bill is tabled in Parliament by the government only to treat Muslims as second class citizens & to polarize the environment. Each & every Indian should oppose this bill!— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) December 9, 2019
#CitizenshipBill is a violation of my human rights and the rights i have as an Indian citizen...and yes i understand what it is..i oppose CAB..respect the nation dont destroy it..@thepeeinghuman @narendramodi— Moni Rul (@Monirul83785825) December 9, 2019
Ignore history at your own Peril.— Nirjhari Sinha (@NirjhariSinha) December 9, 2019
after the #CitizenshipBill in 1972, the President of Uganda, Idi Amin, ordered the expulsion of country's South Asian minority, giving 90 days to leave the country. Approximately 80,000 refugees migrated, mostly Gujaratis.https://t.co/Qed3oztO9K
Citizen amendment bill is against the harmony of india...the opposition is strongly opposing it, including shiv sena ...well done opposition..— pooja malik (@malikpooja_997) December 9, 2019
CAB is nothing but a dirty communal move to divide hindu and muslim#VoteAgainstCAB#CitizenshipAmendmentBill #CitizenshipBill
We didn't given a damn to jinnah in 1947 and reject his idea of pakistan then nd Reject #CABAgainstConstitution today. We r indian by Choice not by default. nd we #IndiaRejectsCAB Bcoz #CitizenshipBill is Based on religion which is against everything this country is stand for.— ABDUL ALIM 🐋 (@ALIMJUNIOR786) December 9, 2019
"Muslims are not persecuted in Pakistan": Amit Shah.— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) December 9, 2019
Basically the Union Home Minister has given a clean chit to Islamabad on the persecution of Baloch, Shias, Ahmadis etc.
Slow Clap. #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019
He lies, he twists history, he hurts idea of India.This #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 is direct attack on Secular nation. Let us oppose it to defend India. We don’t want Hindu Pakistan! https://t.co/haDdTUezIK— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) December 9, 2019
While others believed it was a great day for the nation:
#NowWatching the live screening of the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill being tabled on the floor of the house. After a very heated debate, 293 MPs have voted in favour & 82 have voted against the bill. Huge achievement for the nation!— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) December 9, 2019
Stunning speech by Amit Shah on the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 in the Lok Sabha. Crystal-clear, lucid, and delivered with sound rationale that only saps and scaremongers would refuse to see.— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) December 9, 2019
2019 was Modi's year to begin with; it would be Shah's to end with.
#CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 @narendramodi @AmitShah— Rishi Agarwal (@RishiAg76424374) December 9, 2019
We are supporting this bill based on humanity ground.This bill is necessary for those who are suffering from suffering from regular torture of neighborhood countries. All whoever are opposing it, are not human being.
Good Job @narendramodi and @AmitShah .— The Mandir Guy (@TheMandirGuy) December 9, 2019
●Article 370 and 35A ☑
●Ram Mandir ☑
● #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 ☑
●Free Temples from State Control
●Common Civil Code
●Anti Conversion Bill
My Vote was Worthy 👍 #ThanksBJP 🚩
People were also seen protesting against the bill in different parts of the country.
Though the introduction of the CAB has found successful majority there's a long way to go before the bill gets passed.
People, please note, this is JUST the introduction. A debate will follow after this, which will then be followed by a vote.— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) December 9, 2019
Only then will the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 be passed in #LokSabha. Same process will happen in #RajyaSabha.
More updates are awaited after the complete discussion in both the houses of the Parliament.