India, Sept. 10 -- Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday said the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, or CAB, will not affect existing special provisions for north-eastern states.

Shah gave the assurance while addressing the fourth Conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led political alliance of political parties of the region, after Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma raised his concerns over the Bill.

The legislation, which proposes to set new terms to provide citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, lapsed earlier this year after the BJP-led Centre did not table it in the Rajya Sabha. Now, the government wants ...