Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)- 2019
Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 ( Nagarikata Sudhara Adhiniyam)
Protests have broken out across India, a few of them violent, against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019. The Act seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrant for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation. They will be granted fast track Indian citizenship in six years. So far 12 years of residence has been the standard eligibility requirement for naturalisation.
At the first hearing on petitions challenging the CAA, the Supreme Court declined to stay the contentious law but asked the Centre to file its reply against the petitions that say it violates the Constitution. The petitioners say the Bill discriminates against Muslims and violates the right to equality enshrined in the Constitution. Here's a primer
(1)What the Bill proposes?
(2)Who all does it cover?
(3)Who does it leave out?
(4)What is the govt's logic on this?
(5)What is the background of the law?
(6)Who are the opposers?
(7)What are the objections that have come up?
(8)Which states will be affected?
(9)How many will it add to India's population?
Citizenship Amendment Act 2019
( Nagarikata Sudhara Adhiniyam)
By Manas Academy