The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been in public domain since 2016. It was cleared by a 30-member parliamentary committee consisting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members.
Current Affairs:Almost 4,000 individuals from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, many them Muslims, have been given Indian citizenship in the previous six years, a senior Home Ministry official said on Wednesday.
The exposure came in the midst of fights, some of them fierce, in various pieces of the nation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which tries to concede Indian citizenship to non-Muslim transients from these three neighboring nations.
Upwards of 2,830 individuals from Pakistan, 912 from Afghanistan and 172 from Bangladesh have been given Indian citizenship in the previous six years and several them were Muslims, the authority stated, including that such vagrants will keep on getting Indian citizenship on the off chance that they satisfy qualification conditions.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act doesn’t focus on any strict network from abroad, he attested.
Those contradicted to the law have protested making religion as the premise of conceding citizenship.
The authority said Muslims are the dominant part network in these neighboring nations and they will keep on getting Indian citizenship on the off chance that they satisfy qualification conditions previously gave in the law to enrollment or naturalization.
Other than the 4,000-odd individuals, around 14,864 Bangladeshi nationals were likewise conceded Indian citizenship in the wake of joining in excess of 50 enclaves of Bangladesh into Indian region post the limit understanding between the two nations in 2014, the authority said.
As indicated by the CAA, individuals from Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian people group who have originated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and confronting strict abuse there won’t be treated as illicit workers however given Indian citizenship.