The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 नागरिकता संशोधन कानून

नागरिकता संशोधन विधेयक CAA क्या है?

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019

The Citizenship Amendment Act was approved by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 12 December 2019. The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 10 December 2019 and by the Rajya Sabha on 11 December 2019. The President of India gave his assent to it on 12 December and the bill became an Act. This act has also become effective from 10 January 2020.

दुनिया के खुशहाल देशों की लिस्‍ट में पाकिस्‍तान और बांग्‍लादेश से भी पीछे भारत

Key facts of CAA 2019 –

  • The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is an Act passed by the Parliament of India by which Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who came to India from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan on or before December 31, 2014 by amending the Citizenship Act of 1955, will not be considered illegal migrants.
  • The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) amends the status of illegal immigrants in India. This will stop all legal proceedings against them in relation to their illegal migration.·       
  • This provision of citizenship for illegal migrants will not apply to the tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura included in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. It will not apply to the areas falling in the ‘Inner Line’ under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873.·  
  • Under the new bill, there is a provision that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who have come to India from neighboring Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan can now get Indian citizenship if they have been living in India for 5 years. Earlier it was mandatory to stay in India for 11 years to get citizenship of India.

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