The Sentinel
11 Dec 2020
It amended the Citizenship Act, 1955 to provide Indian citizenship to refugees from certain countries who arrived in India before the end of December 2014.
The amendment has been widely criticised for discriminating on the basis of religion and excluding Muslims.
The law does not grant such eligibility to Muslims from those three countries, all of which are Muslim-majority countries.
The amendment also relaxed the residence requirement for naturalisation of these migrants from twelve years to six.
According to Intelligence Bureau records, there will be just over 30,000 immediate beneficiaries of the bill.
Counter Currents
The law drew sharp criticism from people of the Northeastern states. Violent protests were witnessed in Assam and other states of Northeast.
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Students’ organisations of Assam and NE are threatening to begin their stir against CAA again. They want Govt to withdraw the Act.
North East Students Organisation (NESO), the apex students body of NE to observe Dec 11 as Black Day.