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Modi govt officially notifies Citizenship Amendment Act rules ahead of Lok Sabha Polls

By Mahima Katal      11 March, 2024 10:00 PM      0 Comments
Modi govt officially notifies Citizenship Amendment Act rules ahead of Lok Sabha Polls

New Delhi: The Modi government today notified the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024. These rules will now enable minorities persecuted on religious grounds in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to acquire citizenship in our nation.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has notified the Citizenship Amendment Act's (CAA) rules today, paving the way for the law's implementation across the country.

In a post on X, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “The Modi government today notified the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024. These rules will now enable minorities persecuted on religious grounds in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to acquire citizenship in our nation. With this notification PM Narendra Modi Ji has delivered on another commitment and realised the promise of the makers of our constitution to the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians living in those countries.”

Last month, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that rules for the CAA would be issued before the coming Lok Sabha polls and that the process to grant Indian nationality to the beneficiaries would start soon after.

Political reactions

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday praised the decision to enact the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. He thanked Amit Shah and PM Modi for helping the minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, meanwhile, questioned the government's delay in implementing the rules.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan described the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as a law that creates division along communal lines. He said it will not be implemented in Kerala.
 



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