Government of India to implement Citizenship Amendment Act: Home Ministry to notify CAA rules

Government of India to implement Citizenship Amendment Act: Home Ministry to notify CAA rules

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During the last two years, more than 30 District Magistrates and Home Secretaries of nine states were given the ability to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan under the Citizenship Amendment Act. Is. Act of 1955.

According to the Home Ministry's annual report for 2021-22, between April 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, 1,414 individuals from non-Muslim minority communities coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan were granted Indian citizenship. Through registration or naturalization under the Citizenship Act, 1955.

Under the Citizenship Act of 1955, Indian citizenship is granted by registration or naturalization to non-Muslim minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in nine states such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, etc. And Maharashtra.

It is notable that authorities in the districts of Assam and West Bengal, a politically sensitive area on this matter, have not yet been empowered with these citizenship granting powers.

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