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"Why Citizenship Law Was Necessary": Union Minister On Afghan Crisis

Earlier today, 168 people, 28 of them Afghan nationals atrocious to abscond the Taliban, landed in India.

Union abbot Hardeep Singh Puri today cited the evacuations from Afghanistan to aback the arguable Citizenship Alteration Act, which set off an ascent cord of protests about the country in which. About 100 bodies had died in badge battlefront and accompanying violence. The law allows citizenship to afflicted non-Muslims in neighbouring Muslim majority nations who accomplished India afore 2015.

"Recent developments in our airy neighbourhood & the way Sikhs & Hindus are activity through a agonizing time are absolutely why it was all-important to achieve the Citizenship Alteration Act," Mr Puri tweeted.

Recent developments in our airy neighbourhood & the way Sikhs & Hindus are activity through a agonizing time are absolutely why it was all-important to achieve the Citizenship Alteration Act.

Earlier today, 168 people, 28 of them Afghan nationals including two senators atrocious to abscond the Taliban, landed in India. The government has promised advice to Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan, as able-bodied as its accompany in the country who charge help.

"India charge not alone assure our citizens, but additionally accommodate ambush to Sikh and Hindu minorities who appetite to appear to India. We charge additionally accommodate all accessible advice to our Afghan brothers and sisters who are attractive appear India for assistance," Prime Abbot Narendra Modi was quoted as adage at a affair of the Cabinet Committee of Security aftermost week.

Passed in December 2019, the CAA  provides for citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from Muslim-majority countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they fled due to religious animality and entered India afore 2015.

Critics believed the law, forth with the National Register of Citizens, will be acclimated to ambition Muslims. The epicentre of the protests was at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, area women of all ages kept it activity ceaseless for about three months till the Covid communicable hit and lockdown was declared.

The law came into force from January 10, 2020. But the rules beneath the law are yet to be notified and citizenship to the acceptable beneficiaries will be accustomed afterwards these rules are formed.

On August 4, during the cloudburst affair of parliament, Union Abbot of State for Home Nityanand Rai told the Rajya Sabha there is no angle beneath application of the government for any added alteration of the Citizenship Act.

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