Citizenship Amendment Act comes into effect from January 10

The Centre on Friday introduced that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA has come into force from January 10, 2020.In a gazette notification, the Union home ministry said the Act underneath which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into pressure from January 10.

“In workout of the powers conferred by means of sub-section [2] of the section 1 of the Citizenship [Amendment] Act, 2019 [47 of 201], the central government hereby appoints the tenth day of January, 2020, as the date on which the provisions of the said Act shall come into force,” the notification said.

The CAA was once handed by the Parliament on December 11, 2019.

According to the CAA, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan until December 31, 2014 facing non secular persecution there will now not be handled as unlawful immigrants however given Indian citizenship.

There have been considerable protests in opposition to the act in specific parts of the country.

Those who are hostile to the legislation are pronouncing that it is for the first time that India will supply citizenship on the basis of faith which violates the basic tenets of the country’s constitution.However, the authorities and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been defending the Act announcing that the minority agencies from the three international locations have no other option but to come to India when they face spiritual persecution there.

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