Citizenship, triple talaq Bills lapse

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  1. The Citizenship (amendment) Bill and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 lapsed as they could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha since both the houses were adjourned sine die(house is dismissed for an indefinite period)
  2. The legislative procedure states that a Bill which is pending in the Rajya Sabha, after being passed by the Lok Sabha, will lapse on the dissolution of Lok Sabha. But if the Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha, the dissolution of Lok Sabha will not lead to its lapse.
  3. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal immigrants (Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan) eligible for Indian citizenship. The Bill also seeks to reduce the requirement of 11 years of continuous stay in the country to six years to obtain citizenship by naturalisation.
  4. The Triple talaq Bill makes pronouncement of triple talaq void and illegal. It seeks to make the practice of instant triple talaq a punishable offence with imprisonment of up to three years.