The draft report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was adopted on Thursday during its final meeting held in New Delhi, which will now likely be tabled in the Lok Sabha on January 7.

According to sources, the draft report comes with a few minor changes. JPC will recommend for the introduction of the original form of the proposed legislation, which seeks to grant Indian nationality to people belonging to minority communities.

Meanwhile, the crucial JPC meeting witnessed a heated exchange of words between Congress MP Bhubaneswar Kalita and JPC chairman Rajendra Agrawal on Thursday, following which the former walked out of the meeting.

Expressing discontentment over the development, the Congress MP said the government has very cleverly diluted Clause 5 of the Assam Accord, while taking some minor steps to implement Clause 6 of the Accord.

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