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Citizenship Amendment Act: Citizenship Amendment Act applicable across the country; Central Government's Big Announcement | leader

Leaders Online Desk: It has come to light that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been implemented across the country. This is an important decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the Lok Sabha elections. A notification regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act has been issued by the Union Home Ministry today (11th) evening. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had made an important statement about the Citizenship Amendment Act a few days ago.

The provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were announced today. The provisions of CAA have been finalized in the month of January itself. Moreover, a website has also been made for this purpose. The entire process of applying for citizenship under the CAA has been made online. This application can be done even from a mobile phone. The CAA was expected to be implemented before the Lok Sabha elections.

When was the law passed?

This law has been approved on December 2019. The Muslim community protested against this law across the country. The Act provides for granting Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians coming to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. But Muslims are excluded from this. The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 9 December 2019 and two days later in the Rajya Sabha. Then on December 12, 2019, the President approved this Act.

On December 26, while addressing a gathering of party workers in Bengal, Shah had said: “Didi (Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee) often misleads our refugee brothers about the CAA. Let me make it clear that CAA is the law of the land and no one can stop it. Everyone will get citizenship. This is our party's commitment.”

There was a strong protest against the law brought by the Modi government. The biggest furore was in Assam and Tripura, where the Hindu community also protested against the law. This was because they were legitimizing the influx of Bangladeshi immigrants.

The CAA is also seen in Assam as a violation of the Assam Accord of 1985, which stipulated that only foreigners who arrived in the state before March 24, 1971 would be included as citizens. In contrast, the CAA set the cut-off date for citizenship at 31 December 2014. It also appeared against the entire process of NRC enumeration in Assam, which was done with the very intention of weeding out illegal immigrants.

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