Amit Shah says CAA will be implemented before 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Latest News India


Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be notified and implemented before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Act was passed by Parliament in December 2019.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Speaking at the ET Now-Global Business Summit in Delhi, Shah said, “CAA is an act of the country, it will definitely be notified… before the elections… it will be notified. There should be no confusion around.”

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“CAA was a promise of the Congress government. When the country was divided and minorities were oppressed in those countries, the Congress had assured the refugees that they were welcome in India and would be given Indian citizenship. Now they are retreating”. Shah said.

He categorically said that CAA was brought to provide citizenship and not to take away citizenship.

“Minorities in our country, and especially our Muslim community, are being provoked. CAA cannot take away citizenship because there is no provision in the Act. CAA provides citizenship to persecuted refugees in Bangladesh and Pakistan. is the act of doing.”

The CAA, introduced by the Narendra Modi government, aims to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim immigrants, including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians, who migrated from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He came to India. 31 December 2014.

Following the passage of the CAA by Parliament in December 2019 and subsequent presidential assent, significant protests broke out in various parts of the country.

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