سی اے اے: وزارت داخلہ نے خوف کے خاتمے کے لئے نئی وضاحتیں ٹویٹس آف انڈیا سے ٹویٹ کیں

سی اے اے: وزارت داخلہ نے خوف کے خاتمے کے لئے نئی وضاحتیں ٹویٹس آف انڈیا سے ٹویٹ کیں


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NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing

protests

across the country, the ministry of home affairs on Wednesday, in an effort to allay the fears, explained the provisions pertaining to the

Citizenship Amendment Act

(

CAA

) and said it does not apply to Indian citizens.

Posting a series of tweets, the MHA through its Twitter handle said that the citizenship of India can be acquired by birth, descent, registration, naturalisation or incorporation of territory.

“Any foreigner on becoming eligible can acquire citizenship by registration or by naturalisation irrespective of his country or community,” it clarified.

Citizenship of India can be acquired by Birth, descent, registration, naturalisation or incorporation of territory.… https://t.co/o9iHmcQ5HE

— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 1576678612000

The MHA added that the CAA enables foreigners of 6 minority communities from 3 countries to apply for citizenship on the basis of religious persecution.

“It does not amend any existing legal provision which enables any foreigner to apply for Indian citizenship through registration/naturalisation. The CAA does not apply to Indian citizens. They are completely unaffected by it,” it said.

#CAA2019 enables foreigners of 6 minority communities from 3 countries to apply for citizenship on basis of religio… https://t.co/flkgsh7izG

— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 1576678661000

The CAA does NOT apply to Indian citizens. They are completely unaffected by it. #CAA2019 #CitizenshipAmendmentAct2019 #CAA 4/9

— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 1576678687000

“In the last 6 years, 2830 Pakistani, 912 Afghan and 172 Bangladeshi citizens have been given Indian citizenship. Many of them are from majority community of these countries. Such migrants of the majority community of neighboring countries shall continue to get Indian citizenship if they fulfil the eligibility conditions already provided in the law for registration or naturalisation,” the MHA said.

In the last 6 years, 2830 Pakistani, 912 Afghani & 172 Bangladeshi citizens have been given Indian citizenship. Ma… https://t.co/UfWxOYqKIR

— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 1576678707000

Such migrants of the majority community of neighboring countries shall continue to get Indian citizenship if they f… https://t.co/xff47SPWpx

— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 1576678721000

“On different occasions special provisions have been made by the government in the past to accommodate the citizenship of foreigners who had to flee to India. For example, 4.61 lakh Tamils of Indian origin were given Indian citizenship during 1964-2008,” the ministry said.

On different occasions special provisions have been made by Government in the past to accommodate the citizenship o… https://t.co/R2PlkS5eln

— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 1576678741000

Saying the CAA does not target any religious community from abroad, the MHA said that it only provides a mechanism for some migrants who may otherwise have been called “illegal” depriving them of opportunity to apply for Indian citizenship provided they meet certain conditions.

“CAA protects the interests of the tribals and indigenous people of Northeast by excluding areas under the 6th Schedule and areas covered by the Inner Line Permit. Therefore, there is no question of any influx of foreigners swamping the indigenous population,” the MHA further clarified.

The CAA does not target any religious community from abroad. It only provides a mechanism for some migrants who… https://t.co/02cfy5Pvji

— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 1576678756000

#CAA2019 protects the interests of the tribals & indigenous people of North East by excluding areas under 6th Sched… https://t.co/0iSR1fiOio

— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 1576678792000

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