Violence is being seen. However, in the midst of all this, the government has now released the notification of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019. With this, the Citizenship Amendment Act has come into force all over the country from January 10, 2020. In the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it says, ‘Central Government, Section 1 of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (47 of 2019). In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2), fixes on 10 January 2020 as the date on which the provisions of the said Act shall come into force. What is the Citizenship Amendment Act of the Citizenship Act, 1955 Switch to the Eye Center of Citizenship Amendment Bill to change. The bill was passed in Parliament and became law after the President’s signature. Now the government has also issued its notification. With this, now Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, Christian, Parsi refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan will be able to get citizenship of India. Till now they were considered illegal refugees. Who will get the benefit of this law? Union Home Minister Amit Shah in his speech in Parliament claimed that there are millions of people who will benefit from this law. The new law will apply to all refugees. At the same time, a cutoff date has also been fixed by the government that all Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis refugees who came before 31 December 2014 will get citizenship of India. This law will not apply The North East witnessed tremendous opposition. In many states including Assam, Meghalaya, people took to the streets. However, while implementing the law, the government announced that the law will not be applicable in some areas of Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal, Manipur. The central government has issued an inner line permit here. Because of this, these rules will not apply here. The Inner Line Permit is a travel document issued by the Government of India to its citizens so that they can travel for a specified period of time in a protected area. When did the Citizenship Law come in and what is the Citizenship Act in 1955. Under this, the Indian government grants citizenship to non-Muslims (Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after 12 years of stay in the country. There is a provision of 6 years for minority refugees to get citizenship. Also, non-Muslims who came on or before 31 December 2014 will get citizenship. There will be no need for a valid document for this. Why did the people of the Northeast protest against this law, saying that the implementation of the Citizenship Bill would end the cultural, linguistic and traditional heritage of the states. Protests took place in many places including the Northeast. Ever since the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act took place across the country, including in the Northeast. Many people died during this period. This was the biggest performance since Modi took power in 2014.
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